- 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.
Origin of indifference
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Examples from the Web for indifference
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
December 4, 2014
While some may classify that inactivity as laziness or indifference, Brown suggests the contrary.Deepwater Horizon: Life Drowning in Oil
November 2, 2014
With “the heart of a son, a brother, a father,” he said, the pope demanded that these people move on from indifference to tears.Pope Francis vs. The Warmongers
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 13, 2014
Her indifference astonished Clark, who has been a cop for 29 years.The Black Widow of Silicon Valley
July 14, 2014
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?
May 23, 2014
All else is but the setting, and the eye sweeps with indifference the line of unpeopled rocks.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
You know with what indifference, said my mother, she has hitherto seen him.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Mary's manner changed from indifference to sudden keen interest.
The husband went on speaking with no apparent heed of his wife's indifference.
"Third," he answered, laconically, schooling his voice to indifference.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- the fact or state of being indifferent; lack of care or concern
- lack of quality; mediocrity
- lack of importance; insignificance
- See principle of indifference
Word Origin and History for indifference
mid-15c., from Latin indifferentia "want of difference, similarity," noun of quality from indifferentem (see indifferent).