indifferent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-dif'ur-unt, -dif'runt), [key]
— adj.
  1. without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
  2. having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested.
  3. neither good nor bad in character or quality; average; routine: an indifferent specimen.
  4. not particularly good, important, etc.; unremarkable; unnotable: an indifferent success; an indifferent performance.
  5. of only moderate amount, extent, etc.
  6. not making a difference, or mattering, one way or the other.
  7. immaterial or unimportant.
  8. not essential or obligatory, as an observance.
  9. making no difference or distinction, as between persons or things: indifferent justice.
  10. neutral in chemical, electric, or magnetic quality.
  11. not differentiated or specialized, as cells or tissues.
  1. an ethically or morally indifferent act.
  2. a person who is indifferent, esp. in matters of religion or politics.
  1. indifferently: I am indifferent well.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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