[in-dif-er-uh n-tiz-uh m, -dif-ruh n-]
  1. systematic indifference.
  2. adiaphorism.
  3. the principle or opinion that differences of religious belief are essentially unimportant.
  4. Philosophy. the doctrine that each entity is essentially unique and at the same time essentially the same as all other entities of its kind.

Origin of indifferentism

From the French word indifférentisme, dating back to 1820–30. See indifferent, -ism
Related formsin·dif·fer·ent·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. systematic indifference, esp in matters of religion
Derived Formsindifferentist, noun
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