[dis-in-ter-ist, -trist]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to divest of interest or concern.

Origin of disinterest

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + interest
Can be confuseddisinterest uninterest
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Related Words for disinteresting

offend, bore, irritate, alienate, disinterest, displease, nauseate, repel, sicken, disenchant

British Dictionary definitions for disinteresting


  1. freedom from bias or involvement
  2. lack of interest; indifference
  1. (tr) to free from concern for personal interests
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