marked by a lack of interest
"an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"
showing no care or concern in attitude or action
"indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"
(usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
"deaf to her warnings"
(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"
fairly poor to not very good
"has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"
inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)
having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
"inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
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"
indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed(adj)
characterized by a lack of partiality
"a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"
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"
neither too great nor too little
"a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for indifferent
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- غير مبالArabic
- indiferent, mediocreCatalan, Valencian
- teilnahmslos, gleichgültigGerman
- αδιάφορος, μέτριοςGreek
- välinpitämätön, vähäinen, puolueeton, keskinkertainen, mitätön, indifferentti, merkityksetön, yhdentekevä, mitäänsanomatonFinnish
- comaScottish Gaelic
- どこ吹く風, 無関心Japanese
- پشت گوێخستنKurdish
- rōrā, haumaruruMāori
- obojętny, mierny, marnyPolish
- apatic, indiferentRomanian
- посредственный, равнодушный, безразличный, безучастныйRussian
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