disinterest


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dis·in·ter·est

 (dĭs-ĭn′tər-ĭst, -ĭn′trĭst)
n.
1. Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.
2. Lack of interest; indifference.
tr.v.
To divest of interest.

disinterest

(dɪsˈɪntrɪst; -tərɪst)
n
1. freedom from bias or involvement
2. lack of interest; indifference
vb
(tr) to free from concern for personal interests

dis•in•ter•est

(dɪsˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst)

n.
1. apathy; indifference.
v.t.
2. to divest of interest.
[1605–15]

disinterest


Past participle: disinterested
Gerund: disinteresting

Imperative
disinterest
disinterest
Present
I disinterest
you disinterest
he/she/it disinterests
we disinterest
you disinterest
they disinterest
Preterite
I disinterested
you disinterested
he/she/it disinterested
we disinterested
you disinterested
they disinterested
Present Continuous
I am disinteresting
you are disinteresting
he/she/it is disinteresting
we are disinteresting
you are disinteresting
they are disinteresting
Present Perfect
I have disinterested
you have disinterested
he/she/it has disinterested
we have disinterested
you have disinterested
they have disinterested
Past Continuous
I was disinteresting
you were disinteresting
he/she/it was disinteresting
we were disinteresting
you were disinteresting
they were disinteresting
Past Perfect
I had disinterested
you had disinterested
he/she/it had disinterested
we had disinterested
you had disinterested
they had disinterested
Future
I will disinterest
you will disinterest
he/she/it will disinterest
we will disinterest
you will disinterest
they will disinterest
Future Perfect
I will have disinterested
you will have disinterested
he/she/it will have disinterested
we will have disinterested
you will have disinterested
they will have disinterested
Future Continuous
I will be disinteresting
you will be disinteresting
he/she/it will be disinteresting
we will be disinteresting
you will be disinteresting
they will be disinteresting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disinteresting
you have been disinteresting
he/she/it has been disinteresting
we have been disinteresting
you have been disinteresting
they have been disinteresting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disinteresting
you will have been disinteresting
he/she/it will have been disinteresting
we will have been disinteresting
you will have been disinteresting
they will have been disinteresting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disinteresting
you had been disinteresting
he/she/it had been disinteresting
we had been disinteresting
you had been disinteresting
they had been disinteresting
Conditional
I would disinterest
you would disinterest
he/she/it would disinterest
we would disinterest
you would disinterest
they would disinterest
Past Conditional
I would have disinterested
you would have disinterested
he/she/it would have disinterested
we would have disinterested
you would have disinterested
they would have disinterested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinterest - tolerance attributable to a lack of involvementdisinterest - tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
tolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others

disinterest

noun indifference, apathy, lack of interest, disregard, detachment, absence of feeling his wife's total disinterest in sex

disinterest

noun
Translations

disinterest

[dɪsˈɪntrəst] N
1. (= indifference) → desinterés m, apatía f
2. (= impartiality) → imparcialidad f

disinterest

[dɪsˈɪntrəst dɪsˈɪntrɪst] nindifférence f
disinterest in sth → indifférence à l'égard de qch

disinterest

nDesinteresse nt (→ in an +dat)
References in classic literature ?
It was written that there, in the nursery of our navigating ancestors, I should learn to walk in the ways of my craft and grow in the love of the sea, blind as young love often is, but absorbing and disinterested as all true love must be.
what was their Reward for such disinterested Behaviour!
The case of Gridley is in no essential altered from one of actual occurrence, made public by a disinterested person who was professionally acquainted with the whole of the monstrous wrong from beginning to end.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
What it says, when you've peeled off a few of the long words which they put in to make it more interesting, is that old Nutcombe leaves you the money because you are the only man who ever did him a disinterested kindness--and what I want to get out of you is, what was the disinterested kindness?
I bear witness, in the most disinterested manner, to the excellence of the stratagem by which this unparalleled woman surprised the private interview between Percival and myself-- also to the marvellous accuracy of her report of the whole conversation from its beginning to its end.
Likewise he is a good, disinterested soul, and one that is not over-talkative, though a true bear in appearance and demeanour.
Crito, who is a disinterested person not having the fear of death before his eyes, shall answer this for him.
To reinstate this much-injured prince in the assumed dignities of his ancestors, the disinterested strangers have come all the way from France: they are determined that his title shall be acknowledged.
Will had given a disinterested attention to an intended settlement on a new plan in the Far West, and the need for funds in order to carry out a good design had set him on debating with himself whether it would not be a laudable use to make of his claim on Bulstrode, to urge the application of that money which had been offered to himself as a means of carrying out a scheme likely to be largely beneficial.
Women, to their glory be it spoken, are more generally capable of that violent and apparently disinterested passion of love, which seeks only the good of its object, than men.
With her, it seemed to be the result of pure, disinterested, and confiding friendship.

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