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un·in·ter·est·ed(ŭn-ĭn′trĭ-stĭd, -tər-ĭ-stĭd, -tə-rĕs′tĭd)
un•in•ter•est•ed(ʌnˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd)
You use disinterested to describe someone who is not involved in a situation and can therefore make fair decisions or judgements about it.
Some people also use disinterested to say that someone is not interested in something or someone.
However, this use is often regarded as incorrect. Instead of 'disinterested', it is better to say uninterested.
|Adj.||1.||uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"|
interested - having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern; "an interested audience"; "interested in sports"; "was interested to hear about her family"; "interested in knowing who was on the telephone"; "interested spectators"
|2.||uninterested - having no care or interest in knowing; "she appeared totally uninterested"|
incurious - showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; "strangely incurious about the cause of the political upheaval surrounding them"
interested, involved, concerned, keen, alert, curious, enthusiastic, responsive see disinterested
uninterested[ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪd] ADJ (= indifferent) → indiferente, desinteresado
I am quite uninterested in what he thinks → me es igual or indiferente lo que piensa
to be uninterested in a subject → no tener interés en un tema
uninterested[ʌnˈɪntrəstɪd ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪd] adj → indifférent(e)
to be uninterested in sth → être indifférent(e) à qch
I was completely uninterested in the results → J'étais complètement indifférent aux résultats., Les résultats m'étaient complètement indifférents.
uninterested[ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪd] adj (person, attitude) → indifferente
to be uninterested in politics → non interessarsi di politica