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INDIFFERENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indifference mean? 

INDIFFERENCE (noun)
  The noun INDIFFERENCE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: INDIFFERENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDIFFERENCE (noun)


Sense 1indifference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unbiased impartial unconcern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("indifference" is a kind of...):

unconcern (a feeling of lack of concern)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "indifference"):

aloofness; distance (indifference by personal withdrawal)

detachment; withdrawal (avoiding emotional involvement)


Sense 2indifference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

unemotionality; stolidity; phlegm; impassivity; impassiveness; emotionlessness; indifference

Hypernyms ("indifference" is a kind of...):

apathy (an absence of emotion or enthusiasm)


Sense 3indifference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

spiritlessness; apathy; numbness; indifference

Hypernyms ("indifference" is a kind of...):

passiveness; passivity (the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative)


Sense 4indifference [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

unconcern; nonchalance; indifference

Hypernyms ("indifference" is a kind of...):

carefreeness (the trait of being without worry or responsibility)


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