The definition of indifferent is having no preference or being uninterested.adjective
An example of indifferent is a person who has no opinion about politics.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- having or showing no partiality, bias, or preference; neutral
- having or showing no interest, concern, or feeling; uninterested, apathetic, or unmoved
- of no consequence or importance; immaterial
- not particularly good or bad, large or small, right or wrong, etc.; fair, average, etc.
- not really good; rather poor or bad
- neutral in quality, as a chemical, magnet, etc.; inactive: chiefly in scientific use
- capable of developing in various ways, as the cells of an embryo that are not yet specialized; undifferentiated
Origin: OFr < L indifferens: see in- & different
- indifferently adverb
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- Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic: indifferent to the sufferings of others.
- Having no marked feeling for or against: She remained indifferent toward their proposal.
- Not mattering one way or the other: It's indifferent to me which outfit you choose.
- Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased: an indifferent judge.
- Being neither too much nor too little; moderate.
- Being neither good nor bad; mediocre: an indifferent performance. See Synonyms at average.
- Being neither right nor wrong.
- Not active or involved; neutral: an indifferent chemical in a reaction.
- Biology Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indifferēns, indifferent- : in-, not; see in-1 + differēns, different; see different.
- in·difˈfer·ent·ly adverb
indifferent - Medical Definition
- Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased.
- Not active or involved; neutral.
- Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.