disinterestedness


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Noun1.disinterestedness - freedom from bias or from selfish motives
impartiality, nonpartisanship - an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally

disinterestedness

noun
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disinterestedness

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

disinterestedness

n
(= impartiality)Unvoreingenommenheit f
(= lack of concern)Desinteresse nt

disinterestedness

[dɪsˈɪntrɪstɪdnɪs] n (impartiality) → disinteresse m, imparzialità f inv; (incorrect use, lack of interest) → disinteresse m
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He thought he discerned in him much good sense, though a little too much tainted with town-foppery; but what recommended him most to Jones were some sentiments of great generosity and humanity, which occasionally dropt from him; and particularly many expressions of the highest disinterestedness in the affair of love.
This young man's disinterestedness appeared so very ludicrous in the eyes of Miss Rugg, that she was obliged to effect a precipitate retirement from the company, and to sit upon the stairs until she had had her laugh out.
And for your own sake too, or you are carrying your disinterestedness beyond reason.
Has it been found that bodies of men act with more rectitude or greater disinterestedness than individuals?
Your sweetness and disinterestedness are really angelic; I do not know what to say to you.
She had many a time felt humiliated by the self-sacrifice and disinterestedness shown by the Gascon gentleman.
The veteran soon caused this set of patriotic disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
As Meriem was brought forth from the darkness of the hut's interior the two men turned with every appearance of disinterestedness to glance at her.
From this premeditated scheme of conquest we ought, in justice, however, to except Maria herself, who, from constitutional gayety and thoughtlessness, seldom planned for the morrow; and who, perhaps, from her association with Charlotte, had acquired a degree of disinterestedness that certainly belonged to no other member of her family.
Early in the indisposition of her grandmother, all of THAT had been sold which she could spare; for, with the disinterestedness of her nature, when sacrifices became necessary her first thoughts were of her own little stock of clothes.
He had every well-grounded reason for solid attachment; he knew her to have all the worth that could justify the warmest hopes of lasting happiness with her; her conduct at this very time, by speaking the disinterestedness and delicacy of her character (qualities which he believed most rare indeed), was of a sort to heighten all his wishes, and confirm all his resolutions.
He came to Trantridge two or three years ago to preach on behalf of some missionary society; and I, wretched fellow that I was, insulted him when, in his disinterestedness, he tried to reason with me and show me the way.

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