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disinterest Syllabification: dis·in·ter·est
Pronunciation: /disˈint(ə)rəst/

Definition of disinterest in English:


1The state of not being influenced by personal involvement in something; impartiality: I do not claim any scholarly disinterest with this book
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  • As Brynor neared, he glanced at each of us in turn with the casual, detached disinterest of a scientist examining a particularly repulsive insect.
  • I watched with detached disinterest as Sean and Amber presented themselves to the audience and received their medallions from the organizers.
  • In fact, I think the word I'm looking for is disinterest, in the sense of impartiality.
impartiality, neutrality, objectivity, detachment, disinterestedness, lack of bias, lack of prejudice;
open-mindedness, fairness, fair-mindedness, equity, balance, evenhandedness
2Lack of interest in something: he chided Dennis for his disinterest in anything that is not his own idea
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  • A hand propping up his head shows his disinterest in the conversation.
  • As a result of this cycle of mutual disinterest, young people tend to have a weaker party identification than their elders do.
  • Some people exude outright disinterest and apathy towards their country's films.
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