indifference indifference  /ɪn ˈdɪ fə rəns/


  1. (n) unbiased impartial unconcern
  2. (n) apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
  3. (n) the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
  4. (n) the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern


  1. No response when called by name; indifference to others Little or no eye contact repetative body movements, such as hand flapping, rocking Intense tantrums.
  2. Wiesel, 77, has taught us that we must not forget; that there is no greater sin than that of silence and indifference.
  3. But they shared a certain wanderlust, an indifference to boundaries.


  1. USCCAR Condemns Third Rocket Attack on Camp Liberty, Deplores Inaction by State Department

    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR), on behalf of hundreds of Iranian-Americans whose loved ones in Iraq's Camp Liberty were the target of a massive Tehran-engineered rocket attack today, deplores the US government's indifference toward a dire humanitarian situation despite its assurances that relocation to Liberty would ensure ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. Their View: School board members flunk leadership tests

    The School District s mantra is, "Where Kids Come First." But School Board members flunked on two decisions which show their indifference to the education and wellbeing of the "kids" as well as the community.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  3. NY court upholds 'depraved indifference' murder

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's top court has upheld the murder conviction of a central New York man who beat a toddler to death, concluding he showed "depraved indifference" to the child's life.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald


  1. Baron Cohen says studying a major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw, whose quote, "The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference" got him thinking. "I know it's not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Sacha Baron Cohen Source: People Magazine

  2. "There must be no forgotten places in America, whether they have been ignored for long years by the sins of indifference and injustice, or have been left behind as the world grew smaller and more economically interdependent," McCain said in...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  3. "What issues from the Jews' attempts at making art must necessarily therefore bear attributes of coldness and indifference, even to triviality and absurdity," Wagner wrote.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Richard Wagner Source: International Herald Tribune

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