Definition of indifference in English:

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indifference

Pronunciation: /inˈdif(ə)rəns/

noun

1Lack of interest, concern, or sympathy: she shrugged, feigning indifference
More example sentences
  • He said he was frustrated by people's indifference and lack of interest in the work of the town council.
  • If international criticism or indifference does not arouse concern for how we look to others, what will?
  • As expected, responses varied widely from impassioned anger to passive indifference.
Synonyms
lack of concern, unconcern, disinterest, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, apathy, nonchalance, insouciance;
boredom, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, detachment, coolness
1.1Unimportance: it cannot be regarded as a matter of indifference
More example sentences
  • If their teachers do not seriously try to teach history, then they will be replicas of our generation for whom history is a matter of indifference.
  • Mass-murder and suffering were a matter of indifference to them.
  • It is not a matter of indifference to Scots how the English elect to run their education system.
Synonyms
unimportance, insignificance, irrelevance, inconsequentiality

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'being neither good nor bad'): from Latin indifferentia, from in- 'not' + different- 'differing, deferring' (from the verb differre).

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Syllabification: in·dif·fer·ence

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