[ in-dif-er-uh n-tiz-uh m, -dif-ruh n- ]
/ ɪnˈdɪf ər ənˌtɪz əm, -ˈdɪf rən- /


systematic indifference.
the principle or opinion that differences of religious belief are essentially unimportant.
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 forms

in·dif·fer·ent·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for indifferentism


/ (ɪnˈdɪfrənˌtɪzəm, -fərən-) /


systematic indifference, esp in matters of religion

Derived Forms

indifferentist, noun
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