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in•dif•fer•ent



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. Biol.not differentiated or specialized, as cells or tissues.

n.
1. an ethically or morally indifferent act.
2. a person who is indifferent, esp. in matters of religion or politics.

adv.
Archaic.indifferently: I am indifferent well.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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