indifferent Definition

  • 1having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned
  • 2neither good nor bad; mediocre

Using indifferent: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "indifferent" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was indifferent to his proposal.

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    He was indifferent to the outcome of the game.

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    The food was indifferent, neither good nor bad.

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    The company's performance was indifferent this quarter.

indifferent Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with indifferent

  • having no interest or concern about something


    She was indifferent to his opinion.

  • of mediocre quality


    The service at the restaurant was of indifferent quality.

  • an attitude of not caring or being concerned


    His indifferent attitude towards his studies resulted in poor grades.

Origins of indifferent

from Latin 'indifferens', from in- 'not' + 'differens' 'differing'


Summary: indifferent in Brief

The term 'indifferent' [ɪnˈdɪfərənt] refers to a lack of interest or concern, as in 'She was indifferent to his proposal.' It can also mean mediocre or neither good nor bad, as in 'The food was indifferent.' 'Indifferent' is often used in the phrase 'indifferent to,' and can be formal or informal, such as 'couldn't care less' or 'neutral.'

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