not interested, uncaring, apathetic, indifferent
Not to be confused with: disinterested
– unbiased by personal interest; not influenced by selfish motives; impartial; neutral
un·in·ter·est·ed (ŭn-ĭn′trĭ-stĭd, -tər-ĭ-stĭd, -tə-rĕs′tĭd)
Not interested in something; having no interest.
The word uninterested,
which properly means "taking no interest, not interested," is sometimes used to mean "not favoring either side, unprejudiced," where one would expect to see disinterested
instead. The Usage Panel roundly disapproved of this usage in our 2001 survey, with 96 percent rejecting the sentence Every historian ought to be extremely uninterested; he ought neither to praise nor to blame those he speaks of.
See Usage Note at disinterested
uninterested (ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪd; -tərɪs-)
un•in•ter•est•ed (ʌnˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd)
1. having or showing no feeling of interest; indifferent.
2. not personally concerned in something.
You use disinterested to describe someone who is not involved in a situation and can therefore make fair decisions or judgements about it.
I'm a disinterested observer.
Some people also use disinterested to say that someone is not interested in something or someone.
Her mother had always been disinterested in her.
However, this use is often regarded as incorrect. Instead of 'disinterested', it is better to say uninterested.
Lionel was uninterested in the house.
Etta appeared totally 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"
adjective indifferent, unconcerned, apathetic, bored, distant, listless, impassive, blasé, unresponsive, uninvolved, incurious unhelpful and uninterested shop staff interested, involved, concerned, keen, alert, curious, enthusiastic, responsive see disinterested
Without emotion or interest:
Lacking interest in one's surroundings or worldly affairs:
érdeklõdést nem mutató
uninterested (anˈintristid) adjective
not having or showing any interest. I told him the news but he seemed uninterested. onbelangstellend غَيْر مُهْتَم незаинтересован desinteressado lhostejný uninteressiert uinteresseret αδιάφορος carente de interés; indiferente huvitu بی علاقه välinpitämätön indifférent לא מִתעַנייֵן अनाकृष्ठ nezainteresiran érdeklődést nem mutató tidak tertarik áhugalaus indifferente 興味がない 무관심한 nesidomintis, abejingas neieinteresēts tdk berminat ongeïnteresseerduinteressert, likegyldigobojętnydesinteressado neinteresat безразличный ľahostajný, nevšímavý nezainteresiran nezainteresovan ointresserad ซึ่งไม่สนใจ ilgisiz, kayıtsız 不感興趣的 незацікавлений دل چسپي نہ رکھنے والا không quan tâm, không để ý 不感兴趣的