Words nearby disinterested
SYNONYMS FOR disinterested
OTHER WORDS FROM disinteresteddis·in·ter·est·ed·ly, adverbdis·in·ter·est·ed·ness, nounnon·dis·in·ter·est·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disinteresteddisinterested uninterested (see usage note at the current entry)
usage note for disinterested
Many object to the use of disinterested to mean “not interested, indifferent.” They insist that disinterested can mean only “impartial”: A disinterested observer is the best judge of behavior. However, both senses are well established in all varieties of English, and the sense intended is almost always clear from the context.
Examples from the Web for disinterestedness
Disinterestedness not the differentia of aesthetic pleasure, 37 et seq.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
Dwelling in a house where disinterestedness and noble labor were as daily breath, she had great opportunities.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
A child is more impressed with a single example of disinterestedness, than with a hundred admonitions on the subject.The Travellers|Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Nothing can go beyond this; it proves her beauty and her disinterestedness.
But, in France at least, these critics were the first to render justice to his learning, his talents and his disinterestedness.