- 1 she is offering disinterested adviceunbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, neutral, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, detached, uninvolved, objective, dispassionate, impersonal, clinical; open-minded, fair, just, equitable, balanced, even-handed, unselfish, selfless; free from discrimination, with no axe to grind, without fear or favourshe is offering disinterested advice[Antonyms] biased
- 2 • informal he looked at her with disinterested eyesuninterested, indifferent, incurious, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached, unfeeling, uncaring, unenthusiastic, lukewarm, bored, apathetic, blasé, nonchalant• informal he looked at her with disinterested eyes• informal couldn't-care-less[Antonyms] interested
disinterested or uninterested?Disinterested is frequently used as a synonym of uninterested, meaning ‘having or showing no interest in something’. The traditional meaning of disinterested, however, is ‘not biased; impartial’, as in bankers are under an obligation to give disinterested advice . Uninterested is the preferred word used to mean ‘having no interest’, as in he was totally uninterested in politics .