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- indifferent: see different
- indifferent (adj.)
- 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."
- 1. Of all the lazy, indifferent, unbusinesslike attitudes to have!
- 2. Crook liked her well enough, but remained indifferent to her feminine charms.
- 3. The steel workers were relatively indifferent to the issue of nationalization.
- 4. She had starred in several very indifferent movies.
- 5. The government cannot afford to be indifferent to public opinion.
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