Origin of indifferent
Examples from the Web for indifferent
However, as she feared, The Bell Jar appeared to indifferent notices and the launch—which Ted attended—was rather low-key.
The immigrants can stay, because they are victims of indifferent authorities just like we are.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because we have so little skin in the game, it seems that the public is indifferent.
Communist-era clerks were famously rude and indifferent, because they had no motive to make people happy.
The students are probably unaware, indifferent, or too busy giving themselves their latest screen addiction fix to notice.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"No use," he shrugged in complete return to his indifferent manner.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
The lady is no idol to you at present, but neither is she indifferent.My Lady Nicotine|J. M. Barrie
We are happy to see once more even those who were most indifferent to us.Beyond the Marne|Henriette Cuvru-Magot
Some were indifferent, while others scowled fiercely as their resentment against the lad mounted.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal|G. Harvey Ralphson
You do not care for her, how else could you be indifferent to such luck.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for indifferent
- of only average or moderate size, extent, quality, etc
- not at all good; poor
- (of cells or tissues) not differentiated or specialized
- (of a species) not found in any particular community
Word Origin for indifferent
Word Origin and History for indifferent
late 14c., "unbiased," from Old French indifferent "impartial" or directly from Latin indifferentem (nominative indifferens) "not differing, not particular, of not consequence, neither good nor evil," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + differens, present participle of differre "set apart" (see differ). Extended sense of "apathetic" first recorded early 15c.; that of "neither good nor bad" 1530s, on notion of "neither more nor less advantageous."