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disinterest

Line breaks: dis|in¦ter¦est
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɪnt(ə)rɪst
 
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Definition of disinterest in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The state of not being influenced by personal involvement in something; impartiality: I do not claim any scholarly disinterest with this book
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2Lack of interest in something: he chided Dennis for his disinterest in anything that is not his own idea
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
indifference, lack of interest, lack of curiosity, lack of concern, lack of care, lack of enthusiasm, dispassionateness, dispassion, impassivity;

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