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in·dif·fer·ent

 (ĭn-dĭf′ər-ənt, -dĭf′rənt)
adj.
1.
a. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic: a person who is indifferent to the sufferings of others.
b. Having no marked feeling for or against: She remained indifferent toward their proposal.
2. Not mattering one way or the other; unimportant; immaterial: It's indifferent which outfit you choose.
3. Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased: an indifferent judge.
4.
a. Being neither too much nor too little; moderate: "Specialist rectifiers ... raised brandies of indifferent strength to the desired strength by further distillations" (L.M. Cullen).
b. Being neither good nor bad; mediocre: an indifferent performance. See Synonyms at average.
5. Not active or involved; neutral: an indifferent chemical in a reaction.
6. Biology Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indifferēns, indifferent- : in-, not; see in-1 + differēns, different; see different.]

in·dif′fer·ent·ly adv.

indifferent

(ɪnˈdɪfrənt; -fərənt)
adj
1. (often foll by to) showing no care or concern; uninterested: he was indifferent to my pleas.
2. unimportant; immaterial
3.
a. of only average or moderate size, extent, quality, etc
b. not at all good; poor
4. showing or having no preferences; impartial
5. (Biology) biology
a. (of cells or tissues) not differentiated or specialized
b. (of a species) not found in any particular community
[C14: from Latin indifferēns making no distinction]
inˈdifferently adv

in•dif•fer•ent

(ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt)

adj.
1. without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic.
2. having no bias or preference; impartial.
3. neutral or average; routine: an indifferent specimen.
4. not particularly good: an indifferent performance.
5. of only moderate amount, extent, etc.
6. immaterial or unimportant.
7. not essential or obligatory, as an observance.
8. neutral in chemical, electric, or magnetic quality.
9. not differentiated or specialized, as cells or tissues.
n.
10. a person who is indifferent, esp. in matters of religion or politics.
[1350–1400; Middle English < of indifferēns]
in•dif′fer•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indifferent - marked by a lack of interestindifferent - marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"
uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"
2.indifferent - showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"
unconcerned - lacking in interest or care or feeling; "the average American...is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal and economic and governmental actions...beyond the normal citizen's comprehension and control"; "blithely unconcerned about his friend's plight"
3.indifferent - (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings"
heedless, unheeding - marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying"
4.indifferent - (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"
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"
5.indifferent - fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
6.indifferent - having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
unreactive - (chemistry) not reacting chemically
7.indifferent - 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"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
8.indifferent - characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
9.indifferent - 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"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
10.indifferent - neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

indifferent

indifferent

adjective
Translations
غَيْر مُبالٍ، عَديم الإكْتِراثوَسَط، لَيس بالجيِّد أو الرَّديء
lhostejnýprůměrný
indifferentligegladmiddelmådig
indifferenttikeskinkertainenvälinpitämätön
elég gyenge
áhugalauslakur, fremur lélegur
abejingainekoks
viduvējsvienaldzīgs
brezbrižen
ilgisizkayıtsızşöyle böylevasat

indifferent

[ɪnˈdɪfrənt] ADJ
1. (= uninterested) → indiferente
she seemed indifferent to what was happeningparecía que lo que ocurría le resultaba indiferente
2. (= unsympathetic) → indiferente
I could not remain indifferent to their sufferingno podía permanecer indiferente a su sufrimiento
3. (pej) (= mediocre) → mediocre, regular
a glass of indifferent wineun vaso de un vino mediocre or regular
the book has had indifferent reviewslas críticas del libro lo dejan regular
4. (= of no importance) it is indifferent to meme es igual or indiferente

indifferent

[ɪnˈdɪfrənt] adj
(= uninterested) → indifférent(e)
to be indifferent to sth → être indifférent(e) à qch
(= poor) → médiocre, quelconque

indifferent

adj
(= lacking interest)gleichgültig, indifferent (geh)(to, towards gegenüber); he is quite indifferent about it/to heres/sie ist ihm ziemlich gleichgültig; indifferent to her despairungerührt von ihrer Verzweiflung; his indifferent attitude to the killingsseine Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber den Morden

indifferent

[ɪnˈdɪfrnt] adj
a. (apathetic) indifferent (to)indifferente (a)
b. (mediocre) → mediocre

indifferent

(inˈdifrənt) adjective
1. (often with to) showing no interest in or not caring about (opinions, events etc). She is quite indifferent to other people's suffering.
2. not very good. He is a rather indifferent card-player.
inˈdifferently adverb
inˈdifference noun
the state of showing no interest in, or concern about, something. She showed complete indifference to the cries of the baby.

indifferent

a. indiferente.
References in classic literature ?
As everyone exclaimed, and Beth hugged the cropped head tenderly, Jo assumed an indifferent air, which did not deceive anyone a particle, and said, rumpling up the brown bush and trying to look as if she liked it, "It doesn't affect the fate of the nation, so don't wail, Beth.
His feet also were cold and he sat on the log by the fire, grateful for the warmth and apparently indifferent to what Elmer had to say.
On the other hand Tom Swift appeared a bit indifferent.
She seemed indifferent to her possessions, was not half so solicitous about them as her friends were.
Highcamp was a worldly but unaffected, intelligent, slim, tall blonde woman in the forties, with an indifferent manner and blue eyes that stared.
exclaimed the two companions of the scout, who had continued until this part of the dialogue, seated immovable, and apparently indifferent to what passed, but who now sprang to their feet with an activity and interest that had evidently got the better of their reserve by surprise.
His gestures, his gait, his grizzled beard, his slightest and most indifferent acts, the very fashion of his garments, were odious in the clergyman's sight; a token implicitly to be relied on of a deeper antipathy in the breast of the latter than he was willing to acknowledge to himself.
A happy-go-lucky; neither craven nor valiant; taking perils as they came with an indifferent air; and while engaged in the most imminent crisis of the chase, toiling away, calm and collected as a journeyman joiner engaged for the year.
So man's insanity is heaven's sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.
From blind fear he went to the other extreme; he became reckless and indifferent, like all the rest of the men, who took but little thought of themselves in the ardor of their work.
Her boy was old enough to have walked by her side, and, in an indifferent case, she would only have led him by the hand; but now the bare thought of putting him out of her arms made her shudder, and she strained him to her bosom with a convulsive grasp, as she went rapidly forward.
When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote.