lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
the quality or condition of being indifferent.
mediocre quality; mediocrity.
Baseball. the absence of effort by the defense to prevent a stolen base: For the second time this inning, a Brewer has taken second base on indifference.
- su·per·in·dif·fer·ence, noun
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How to use indifference in a sentence
Over the next 50 minutes, the character takes indifference to task with blistering monologues and soulful musical interludes.Arena Stage returns to live performances with an outdoor production of the rousing ‘Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak on It!’ | Thomas Floyd | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Early in October, Kavanaugh wrote a brief concurring opinion in Andino, the ballot witness case, which reads like a manifesto of indifference to whether voters are disenfranchised.If the Supreme Court decides the election, it will likely all come down to Brett Kavanaugh | Ian Millhiser | October 30, 2020 | Vox
Designing devices that are more easily recycled and tackling the throw-away culture that treats the growing problem with indifference are both equally vital in slowing the oncoming tsunami.We’re Using Microbes to Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste. Here’s How | Sebastien Farnaud | August 20, 2020 | Singularity Hub
With Spain’s tourism industry reeling and the economy on its knees, some voters are on edge and any perceived political indifference could hurt the weak minority government that relies on separatists to stay in power.Europe is at a turning point as COVID cases spike, and fragile governments feel the heat | Bernhard Warner | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
Intended to rally outrage about the indifference of the federal government to the epidemic of that time, the words called forth three decades of LGBTQ activism that brought unimaginable change.
The result can be the indifference that appears so chilling in the Garner video.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture | Michael Daly | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While some may classify that inactivity as laziness or indifference, Brown suggests the contrary.
With “the heart of a son, a brother, a father,” he said, the pope demanded that these people move on from indifference to tears.
Her indifference astonished Clark, who has been a cop for 29 years.
Two basic characteristics not related to memory are apathy and indifference or callousness.Does Donald Sterling Have Dementia? And Does That Make Him Any Less of a Racist? | Robert Silverman | May 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A like indifference to the position of a picture, and of a letter, has been observed among backward races.Children's Ways | James Sully
Lady Victoria's earlier mood of colossal indifference had been dissipated by her son's return.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Three hours ago you had never seen me, and now you swear my indifference will kill you.
Baroudi accepted all these attentions with a magnificent indifference that had in it nothing of assumption.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Under the guise of apparent indifference his mind kept the Canadian under constant observation.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for indifference
the fact or state of being indifferent; lack of care or concern
lack of quality; mediocrity
lack of importance; insignificance
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