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indifferent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indifferent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1387, "unbiased," from L. indifferentem (nom. indifferens) "not differing, not particular, of not consequence," from in- "not" + differens, prp. of differre "set apart" (see differ). Extended sense of "apathetic" first recorded 1519; that of "neither good nor bad" 1532. ///

indifferent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin indifferens 'making no difference', from differre; DIFFER]//
1 not at all interested in someone or something: indifferent to// --Sarah was absolutely indifferent to him, and it hurt.//
2 not particularly good: mediocre// --an indifferent cook// -- indifferently adv //

indifférent at French => English Of Explained:

immaterial, indifferent

INDIFFERENT at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

iao3destroy (bandits)yi4toildan1exhaustedxie2harmoniousmai4put forth effortxun1medal
meritxun1 ji1exploitli4exhortrang2hastequan4to advise
to urge
to try to persuade
exhortquan4 gao4advice
(n) exhortation
(v) advisequan4 dao3try to convince
advise (someone to do something)quan4 fu2prevail
convincequan4 jie4exhort

indifferent at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

253 Moby Thesaurus words for "indifferent":
Laodicean, Olympian, airy, aloof, apathetic, average, backward,
balking, balky, benumbed, betwixt and between, blah, blase, bored,
by-the-way, callous, careless, casual, centrist, chill, cold,
comatose, commonplace, cool, cursory, dead, degage, desensitized,
detached, devil-may-care, dilatory, dilute, diluted, disinterested,
dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distant, distracted,
distrait, dull, easy, easygoing, emotionless, equitable, even,
evenhanded, everyday, fade, fair, fair to middling, fairish,
fervorless, fifty-fifty, flat, flavorless, flippant, forgetful,
free and easy, frigid, glacial, grudging, gruelly, half-and-half,
halfhearted, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless, hopeless, icy,
immaterial, impartial, impassive, impersonal, impotent, imprecise,
in a stupor, inadvertent, inane, inappreciable, inattentive,
inconsequential, inconsiderate, incurious, independent,
indevotional, indevout, indifferentist, inferior, inobservant,
insensible, insensitive, insignificant, insipid, insouciant,
intermediate, jejune, just, lackadaisical, lackluster, laggard,
languid, lax, lazy, lenient, lethargic, lightweight, listless,
loath, loose, lukewarm, mean, mediocre, medium, middling, midway,
mild, milk-and-water, mindless, minor, moderate, modest,
namby-pamby, negligent, neuter, neutral, nonaligned, nonchalant,
noncommitted, nonobservant, nonpartisan, nonreligious, not bad,
nugatory, numb, numbed, objective, oblivious, of a kind, of a sort,
of sorts, offhand, on the fence, ordinary, overindulgent,
overpermissive, pappy, passable, passive, perfunctory, permissive,
phlegmatic, pluckless, pococurante, poor, pulpy, reckless,
regardless, relaxed, reluctant, remiss, remote, removed, renitent,
resigned, respectable, respectless, restive, sapless, savorless,
slack, slight, slipshod, sloppy, slow, slow to, sluggish, so so,
so-so, soft, soporific, spiceless, spiritless, spunkless, stale,
stoic, stolid, stupefied, supine, tactless, tasteless, tedious,
tepid, thin, third-force, third-world, thoughtless, tolerable,
torpid, trifling, trivial, unbiased, uncaring, uncommitted,
uncompassionate, unconcerned, undazzled, undevout, undiplomatic,
undistinguished, undutiful, unemotional, unenthusiastic, unfeeling,
unflavored, unheedful, unheeding, unimportant, uninfluenced,
uninquiring, uninspired, uninterested, uninvolved, unjaundiced,
unmarking, unmindful, unnoticing, unnoting, unobservant,
unobserving, unprejudiced, unprepared, unprepossessed, unready,
unreligious, unremarking, unrestrained, unsavory, unsolicitous,
unswayed, unsympathetic, untactful, unthinking, unzealous, vapid,
washy, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, wishy-washy, withdrawn,

indifférent at French => English Of Explained:

indifférent [ɛ̃difer]
immaterial, indifferent

indifferent at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Lack of curiosity): uninquisitive, indifferent, disinterested, impassive, uninterested, detached, aloof.

[ADJ] (Neglect): neglecting, unmindful, negligent, neglectful, heedless, careless, thoughtless, perfunctory, remiss, inconsiderate, inactive, inattentive, insouciant, indifferent, nonchalant, imprudent, reckless, slovenly, disorderly, sloppy, inexact, erroneous, improvident, neglected, unheeded, uncared-for.

[ADJ] (Unwillingness): unwilling, loath, disinclined, indisposed, averse, reluctant, adverse, remiss, slack, indifferent, squeamish, fastidious, involuntary.

[ADJ] (a): neutral, indifferent, uninterested, undecided, irresolute.

[ADJ] (Insignificance): unimportant, of no importance, immaterial, unessential, nonessential, indifferent, subordinate, inferior, so-so, insignificant, trifling, trivial, slight.

[V] (Indifference): be indifferent, take no interest in, not care a whit about, not mind, make light of, disdain.

[ADJ] (Indifference): indifferent, cold, cool, cool as a cucumber, unconcerned, insouciant, phlegmatic, listless, lackadaisical, stolid, half-hearted, unambitious, uncaring.

indifferent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [not usually before noun] ~ (to sb/sth) having or showing no interest in sb/sth:
The government cannot afford to be indifferent to public opinion.
2 not very good
an indifferent meal / performance * The festival has the usual mixture of films-good, bad and indifferent.
indifferently adverb:
He shrugged indifferently.

INDIFFERENT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

INDIFFERENT. To have no bias nor partiality. 7 Conn. 229. A juror, an
arbitrator, and a witness, ought to be indifferent, and when they are not
so, they may be challenged. See 9 Conn. 42.

Indifferent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indifferent \In*dif"fer*ent\, a. [F. indiff['e]rent, L.
indifferens. See {In-} not, and {Different}.]
1. Not mal?ing a difference; having no influence or
preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern,
or attention; of no account; without significance or

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.

2. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state
or quality; passable; mediocre.

The staterooms are in indifferent order. --Sir W.

3. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to
another; neutral; impartial.

Indifferent in his choice to sleep or die.

4. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting
anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless;
as, to be indifferent to 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.

5. (Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased;

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.

{Indifferent tissue} (Anat.), the primitive, embryonic,
undifferentiated tissue, before conversion into
connective, muscular, nervous, or other definite tissue.

Indifferent \In*dif"fer*ent\, adv.
To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably. [Obs.] ``News
indifferent good.'' --Shak.

indifferent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the
universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply
indifferent" [syn: {apathetic}]
2: showing no care or concern in attitude or action;
"indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to
her plea"
3: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay
heed; "deaf to her warnings" [syn: {deaf(p)}, {indifferent(p)}]
4: (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" [syn:
5: fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing
voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"
6: having only a limited ability to react chemically; not
active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a
reaction" [syn: {inert}, {neutral}]
7: 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"
8: characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly
indifferent jury"; "an unbiased account of her family
problems" [syn: {unbiased}, {unbiassed}]
9: 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" [syn: {passable}, {so-so(p)},
10: neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent
hills to climb"

indifferent at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » indifférent



Inter: rfe » lang=en


* Inter: audio » en-us-indifferent.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
    1. : He was indifferent to the proposal, since it didnt affect him, either way.''
    2. Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.
    3. : The long distance and the indifferent roads made the journey impossible.
    4. : The performance of Blue Jays has been 'indifferent'' during this season.
    5. Having no preference or bias, being impartial.
    6. : ''I am indifferent between the two plans.
    7. Not significant in size or amount, immaterial.
    8. : Even if one appliance consumes an indifferent amount of energy when left on stand-by overnight, together they can represent 10% of the electricity demand of a household.
    9. Inter: mechanic » s Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.


      * Inter: ante » 1600 Category: w - :William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, Category: w - :The Taming of the Shrew|The Taming of the Shrew, act 4, scene 1:

  • : Let their heads be sleekly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent knit


    Inter: trans-top » not caring
  • American Sign Language: Inter: tø » ase|1@Nose-FingerBack 1@FromNose-FingerForward
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lhostejný|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|onverschillig
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|välinpitämätön
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indifférent
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|gleichgültig, Inter: t- » de|teilnahmslos
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|रूखा|tr=rūkhā|sc=Deva
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » پشت گوێخستن

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: obojętny {{m}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|indiferente
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|indiferent|m|n, Inter: t+ » ro|apatic|m|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|равнодушный|tr=ravnodúšnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|безразличный|tr=bezrazlíčnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|безучастный|tr=bezučástnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|coma
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|likgiltig

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mediocre, usually used negatively
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|keskinkertainen, Inter: t- » fi|mitäänsanomaton, Inter: t- » fi|yhdentekevä
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|lagmheasartha

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: mierny {{m}}, marny {{m}}
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|посредственный|tr=posrédstvennyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having no preference
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puolueeton

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not significant
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mitätön, Inter: t+ » fi|merkityksetön, Inter: t+ » fi|vähäinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » mechanics: being in neutral equilibrium
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|indifferentti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|indiferent|m|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adv » ?
  • Inter: obsolet » e To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very and not at all); moderately, tolerably, fairly.
    1. : The face of the Moon appearing to me to be full of indifferent high mountains...

      Usage notes

      * Now obsolete, but very common c. 1600-1730.


      * Inter: R:OED » 2

    Middle French


    Inter: frm-ad » j
  • Inter: l » en|indifferent; apathetic

  • Translation: de » indifferent
    Translation: et » indifferent
    Translation: el » indifferent
    Translation: es » indifferent
    Translation: fr » indifferent
    Translation: ko » indifferent
    Translation: hr » indifferent
    Translation: io » indifferent
    Translation: it » indifferent
    Translation: kn » indifferent
    Translation: ku » indifferent
    Translation: lt » indifferent
    Translation: li » indifferent
    Translation: hu » indifferent
    Translation: mg » indifferent
    Translation: ml » indifferent
    Translation: my » indifferent
    Translation: pl » indifferent
    Translation: ru » indifferent
    Translation: fi » indifferent
    Translation: sv » indifferent
    Translation: ta » indifferent
    Translation: te » indifferent
    Translation: vi » indifferent
    Translation: zh » indifferent

    indifférent at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » indifferent



    Inter: rfe » lang=fr


    * Inter: audio » Fr-indifférent.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-adj » sort=indifferent
  • indifferent

  • Translation: de » indifférent
    Translation: et » indifférent
    Translation: el » indifférent
    Translation: fr » indifférent
    Translation: ko » indifférent
    Translation: io » indifférent
    Translation: lt » indifférent
    Translation: mg » indifférent
    Translation: pl » indifférent
    Translation: fi » indifférent
    Translation: sv » indifférent
    Translation: vi » indifférent

    indiffèrent at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: fr-verb-form » sort=indifferent
  • Inter: conjugation of » indifférer||3|p|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » indifférer||3|p|pres|sub|lang=fr

    Translation: fr » indiffèrent
    Translation: mg » indiffèrent