indifferent indifferent  /ɪn ˈdɪf rənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by a lack of interest
  2. (adj) showing no care or concern in attitude or action
  3. (adj) (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
  4. (adj) (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other
  5. (adj) fairly poor to not very good
  6. (adj) having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
  7. (adj) marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another
  8. (adj) characterized by a lack of partiality
  9. (adj) being neither good nor bad
  10. (adj) neither too great nor too little

Usage(s):

  1. Countries cannot be indifferent to global warming anymore than it can be for the very survival of this planet.
  2. While the consumer spending has improved marginally the manufaturing sector results have been indifferent in the last quarter.

News

  1. Taxis, ride-share companies compete for business

    City should ease taxi regulations Seattle allows only 688 taxis to operate, even as the population grows. If the city had the same regulatory approach to coffee, there would be only a few dozen Starbucks locations in Seattle, each charging $20 for a lukewarm latte from an indifferent barista in a sh
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Instrumental Trend: Fad or New Era?

    There is a new band known as Sound Cinema that seems to be unaware or indifferent to the linear progression of Rock n’ Roll. They will be performing at the Mutiny in Chicago on Friday June, 21. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10852845.htm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Firms Take 10 Hours to Spot Data Breaches, Mcafee Finds

    The average organization believes it would spot a data breach in ten hours, a McAfee global survey of IT professionals has found. But is that result good, indifferent or an indication of the downright complacent?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CIO

Quotes

  1. "And to those who believe that threatening statements fall upon indifferent ears, we say in one voice: it is totally abhorrent for the president of Iran to call for Israel to be wiped from the map of the world," said Brown. "To those who...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: آكي

  2. "In our view, this court does not comprehend, or is indifferent to, the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay discrimination," Ginsburg said, reading her dissent from the bench.
    on May 29, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "In violation of previous agreements, military resources of NATO members are being built up next to our borders," Putin told a meeting of military officials. "Of course, we cannot allow ourselves to remain indifferent to this obvious...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Forbes

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