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indifferent

[ in-dif-er-uhnt, -dif-ruhnt ]
/ ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt /
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adjective

noun

an ethically or morally indifferent act.
a person who is indifferent, especially in matters of religion or politics.

adverb

Archaic. indifferently: I am indifferent well.

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inadequately, nonchalantly, casually, coolly, poorly

Nearby words

indie, indienne, indies, indifference, indifferency, indifferent, indifferent gonad, indifferent tissue, indifferentism, indigen, indigence

Origin of indifferent

1350–1400; Middle English (adj.) < Latin indifferent- (stem of indifferēns). See in-3, different
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British Dictionary definitions for indifferently

indifferent

/ (ɪnˈdɪfrənt, -fərənt) /

adjective

(often foll by to) showing no care or concern; uninterestedhe was indifferent to my pleas
unimportant; immaterial
  1. of only average or moderate size, extent, quality, etc
  2. not at all good; poor
showing or having no preferences; impartial
biology
  1. (of cells or tissues) not differentiated or specialized
  2. (of a species) not found in any particular community
Derived Formsindifferently, adverb

Word Origin for indifferent

C14: from Latin indifferēns making no distinction
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Medicine definitions for indifferently

indifferent

[ ĭn-dĭfər-ənt, -dĭfrənt ]

adj.

Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased.
Not active or involved; neutral.
Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.
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