indifferent Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
- an apathetic audience
- the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
- indifferent to the sufferings of others
- indifferent to her plea
adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
- deaf to her warnings
adjective satellite (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other
- whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)
- what others think is altogether indifferent to him
adjective satellite fairly poor to not very good
- has an indifferent singing voice
- has indifferent qualifications for the job
adjective satellite having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
- inert matter
- an indifferent chemical in a reaction
adjective satellite marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another
- indifferent about which book you would give them
- was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation
adjective satellite characterized by a lack of partiality
- a properly indifferent jury
- an unbiasgoted account of her family problems
adjective satellite being neither good nor bad
- an indifferent performance
- a gifted painter but an indifferent actor
- her work at the office is passable
- a so-so golfer
- feeling only so-so
- prepared a tolerable dinner
- a tolerable working knowledge of French
adjective satellite neither too great nor too little
- a couple of indifferent hills to climb
Not maling a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance.
Dangers are to me indifferent. Shak.
Everything in the world is indifferent but sin. Jer. Taylor.
His slightest and most indifferent acts . . . were odious in the clergyman's sight. Hawthorne.
Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre.
The staterooms are in indifferent order. Sir W. Scott.
Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial.
Indifferent in his choice to sleep or die. Addison.
Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be. indifferentto the welfare of one's family
It was a law of Solon, that any person who, in the civil commotions of the republic, remained neuter, or an indifferent spectator of the contending parties, should be condemned to perpetual banishment. Addison.
(Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested.
In choice of committees for ripening business for the counsel, it is better indifferent persons than to make an indifferency by putting in those that are strong on both sides. Bacon.
To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably.Obs. "News indifferent good." Shak.
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