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uninterested

[ uhn-in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid ]
/ ʌnˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd /
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adjective
having or showing no feeling of interest; indifferent.
not personally concerned in something.
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Origin of uninterested

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + interested

words often confused with uninterested

OTHER WORDS FROM uninterested

un·in·ter·est·ed·ly, adverbun·in·ter·est·ed·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH uninterested

disinterested, uninterested (see confusables note at disinterested)
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British Dictionary definitions for uninterested

uninterested
/ (ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪd, -tərɪs-) /

adjective
indifferent; unconcerned

Derived forms of uninterested

uninterestedly, adverbuninterestedness, noun

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