Synonyms for indifferent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-dif-er-uhnt, -dif-ruhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt

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Définition of indifferent

Origin :
  • late 14c., "unbiased," from Old French indifferent "impartial" or directly from Latin indifferentem (nominative indifferens) "not differing, not particular, of not consequence, neither good nor evil," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + differens, present participle of differre "set apart" (see differ). Extended sense of "apathetic" first recorded early 15c.; that of "neither good nor bad" 1530s, on notion of "neither more nor less advantageous."
  • adj unfeeling, uninterested
Example sentences :
  • Perhaps he will come back and tell his experience to his indifferent relatives.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • To be indifferent to it, or independent of it, was out of the question.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Judge me, then, my dear, as any indifferent person (knowing what you know of me) would do.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The audience are variously affected; but none are indifferent.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Did Dr. Everett represent the indifferent world, or did he love her Master?
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The forty are drunk, and the three are but indifferent sober.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Martin was now talking to himself, oblivious to his wife's presence, indifferent to her.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • I made some indifferent answer, and he rode away after his companions.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • He had once been too scrupulous in not wounding vanity; he was now too indifferent to it.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Antonyms for indifferent

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