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Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
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  1. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
  2. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive.
  3. Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.
Uninterested; indifferent
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  1. Uninterested; indifferent
  2. Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial. [from 17th c.]
  3. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue.
Standing apart from others; separate:
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  1. Standing apart from others; separate:
  2. Not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial
  3. Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.
Having little appeal to the senses or feelings:
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  1. Having little appeal to the senses or feelings:
  2. Being at a temperature that is less than what is required or what is normal:
  3. Dead:
Tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather
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  1. Tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather
  2. Giving or suggesting relief from heat:
  3. Moderately cold; neither warm nor very cold
Incapable of feeling or sensation; insensate or insensible
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  1. Incapable of feeling or sensation; insensate or insensible
  2. Not sympathetic to others; callous or hardhearted.
  3. Without emotion or sympathy
  1. Stoic
  2. Showing austere indifference to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; calm and unflinching under suffering, bad fortune, etc.
  3. Enduring pain and hardship without showing feeling or complaint.
Not interested; indifferent
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  1. Not interested; indifferent
  2. Not worried, anxious or apprehensive.
  3. Not concerned
Not interested; indifferent
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  1. Not interested; indifferent
  2. Not interested in something; having no interest.
  3. Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
Characterized by such a feeling
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  1. Characterized by such a feeling
  2. Having no interest in what is going on about one, as a result of illness, weariness, dejection, etc.; spiritless; languid
  3. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic:
Reasoned and objective, involving reason or intellect rather than feelings.
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  1. Reasoned and objective, involving reason or intellect rather than feelings.
  2. Showing little or no feeling.
  3. Not easily stirred or moved in feeling.
Free from passion or emotion; impassive; calm
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  1. Free from passion or emotion; impassive; calm
  2. Lacking strong emotion or feeling:
  3. Lacking in passion.
Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
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  1. Devoid of compassion or feeling; pitiless.
  2. Lacking kindness or feeling; hard and pitiless
  3. Without a heart; specifically, without feeling, emotion, or concern for others; uncaring.
  1. Apathetic or indifferent.
  2. Not curious; not eager to find out; uninterested; indifferent
  3. Lacking intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; uninterested.
Lacking energy or enthusiasm.
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  1. Lacking energy or enthusiasm.
  2. Of, containing, or conveying lymph
  3. Sluggish; without energy: a sluggish condition was formerly thought to be due to too much lymph in the body
Not disposed to be communicative.
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  1. Not disposed to be communicative.
  2. Tending not to communicate; not communicating.
  3. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression:
Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
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  1. Casually unconcerned or indifferent.
  2. Without warmth or enthusiasm; showing cool lack of concern; casually indifferent
Not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible
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  1. Not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible
  2. Still or motionless.
  3. Not feeling or showing emotion; placid; calm
Incapable of being affected:
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  1. Incapable of being affected:
  2. Incapable of being penetrated:
  3. Able to withstand; not susceptible
Having calluses; toughened:
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  1. Having calluses; toughened:
  2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling:
  3. Lacking, or showing a lack of, pity, mercy, etc.; unfeeling
Lying on the back, face upward
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  1. Lying on the back, face upward
  2. Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
  3. With the palm upward or away from the body
(Slang) Relating to or indulging in the use of marijuana.
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  1. (Slang) Relating to or indulging in the use of marijuana.
  2. Covered with or full of stones:
  3. Cold; fixed; rigid
Having much ice; full of or covered with ice
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  1. Having much ice; full of or covered with ice
  2. Characterized by coldness, as of manner, influence, etc.; chilling; frigid; cold.
  3. Very cold; frigid
  1. Chilly
  2. Not warm and friendly; distant:
  3. Moderately cold; chilly:
Extremely slow, like the movement of a glacier:
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  1. Extremely slow, like the movement of a glacier:
  2. Freezing; frigid
  3. Cold and unfriendly
Restrained or reserved:
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  1. Restrained or reserved:
  2. Inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, and personal affairs to oneself.
  3. Silent or uncommunicative; disinclined to speak readily, often, specif., habitually so
Located far away; distant in space.
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  1. Located far away; distant in space.
  2. Distant in connection, relation, bearing, or the like
  3. Distant in human relations; aloof
(Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
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  1. (Not comparable) Set aside for the use of a particular person or party.
  2. Kept in reserve; set apart for some purpose, person, etc.
  3. Designated as unavailable except for a certain purpose or user; kept in reserve:
Far removed or apart in time:
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  1. Far removed or apart in time:
  2. Coming from or going to a distance:
  3. Cool in manner; aloof; reserved
  1. Not social.
  2. Having or showing a dislike for the society of others
  3. Having or showing a lack of desire for the company of others.
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
  1. Showing scorn or disrespect; contemptuous.
  2. Filled with or showing scorn or contempt
Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
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  1. Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
  2. Disdainful or contemptuous; full of or characterized by pride or scorn; haughty
Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
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  1. Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
  2. Not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.
  3. Calm; cool; stolid
Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive
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  1. Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive
Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
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  1. Not taking heed; careless; unmindful
  2. Marked by or paying little heed; unmindful or thoughtless.
  3. Unaware, without noticing
Not having one's feelings stirred
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  1. Not having one's feelings stirred
  2. Firm or unchanged in purpose
  3. Not affected emotionally, or not showing emotion
(Physics) Of or relating to a particle, an object, or a system that has neither positive nor negative electric charge.
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  1. (Physics) Of or relating to a particle, an object, or a system that has neither positive nor negative electric charge.
  2. Not indicating, favoring, or contributing to a particular option
  3. Belonging to neither extreme in type, kind, etc.; without strongly marked characteristics
Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
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  1. Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
  2. Treating all parties, rivals, or disputants equally; not partial; not biased; fair.
  3. Favoring no one side or party more than another; without prejudice or bias; fair; just
Characterized by a lack of care; not caring.
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  1. Characterized by a lack of care; not caring.
  2. Devoid of concern or sympathy.
At a distance; removed
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  1. At a distance; removed
  2. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
  3. Distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool
Not inclined to speak; not talkative:
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  1. Not inclined to speak; not talkative:
  2. Relating to a mutation that changes a nucleotide in a codon without a difference in the amino acid for which it is coded.
  3. Marked by absence of noise or sound; still:
Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
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  1. Expressive of disdain; scornful and contemptuous.
  2. Feeling or expressing disdain; scornful and aloof
  3. Showing contempt or scorn; having a pronounced lack of concern for others viewed as unworthy.
(Archaic) Lofty; noble
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  1. (Archaic) Lofty; noble
  2. Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
  3. Having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilious
Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
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  1. Presuming to be or suggesting that one is morally or socially better than others; disdainful or supercilious.
  2. Showing a feeling of being better than others; haughty
  3. Designating that conjunction which occurs when the sun is directly between the earth and an inferior planet
Showing condescension; esp., patronizing
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  1. Showing condescension; esp., patronizing
  2. Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude:
  3. Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.
Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.
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  1. Of, befitting, or resembling a snob; pretentious.
  2. Having the property of being a snob; arrogant and pretentious; smugly superior or dismissive of perceived inferiors.
Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent:
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  1. Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent:
  2. Barely or moderately warm
Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
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  1. Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
  2. Usual or ordinary in kind or character:
  3. (Mathematics) Of, relating to, or constituting an average.
Having the nature of, using, or by routine
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  1. Having the nature of, using, or by routine
  2. Habitual; regular:
  3. Having no special quality; ordinary:
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
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  1. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
  2. Neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
  1. Not distinguished.
  2. Not separated from others into categories.
  3. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary:
Free of bias and self-interest; impartial:
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  1. Free of bias and self-interest; impartial:
  2. Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial. [from 17th c.]
  3. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue.
Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
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  1. Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
  2. Not influenced by strong feelings or emotions; impartial:
  3. Not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice
Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.
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  1. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity. Fair, under widely held moral principles, often embodied in court precedents; or referring to a remedy available in a court of equity.
  2. Showing or characterized by equity; just and fair.
  3. Fair, just, or impartial.
Being in accordance with relative merit or significance:
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  1. Being in accordance with relative merit or significance:
  2. Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics:
  3. Just to all parties; equitable:
Just and impartial; not prejudiced.
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  1. Just and impartial; not prejudiced.
  2. Unbiased and impartial
  3. Alternative form of fair-minded.
Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
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  1. Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
  2. Favoring no one side or party more than another; without prejudice or bias; fair; just
  3. Treating all parties, rivals, or disputants equally; not partial; not biased; fair.
Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded:
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  1. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded:
  2. Accurate; exact
  3. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions:
  1. Not partisan; impartial and unbiased
  2. Designating or having to do with an election in which candidates are not officially identified by party
  3. Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party:
The lens or mirror in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
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  1. The lens or mirror in a microscope or other optical instrument that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
  2. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being the case of a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of a verb.
  3. Determined by and emphasizing the features and characteristics of the object, or thing dealt with, rather than the thoughts and feelings of the artist, writer, or speaker
Just; fair; honest
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  1. Just; fair; honest
  2. Square or rectangular in cross section, as some files
  3. Having a base that is a square:
Without bias or prejudice; objective; impartial
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  1. Without bias or prejudice; objective; impartial
Not affected detrimentally; unimpaired
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  1. Not affected detrimentally; unimpaired
  2. Free from prejudice; impartial.
  3. Without prejudice or bias; impartial
Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
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  1. Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
  2. Not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial
  3. Standing apart from others; separate:
Uninterested; indifferent
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  1. Uninterested; indifferent
  2. Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial. [from 17th c.]
  3. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue.
Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
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  1. Free from passion, emotion, or bias; calm; impartial
  2. Not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice
  3. Not influenced by strong feelings or emotions; impartial:
(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb that expresses the action of an unspecified subject, as in methinks, “it seems to me”; Latin pluit, “it rains”; or, with an expletive subject, it snowed.
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  1. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb that expresses the action of an unspecified subject, as in methinks, “it seems to me”; Latin pluit, “it rains”; or, with an expletive subject, it snowed.
  2. Without connection or reference to any particular person
  3. (Gram.) Designating or of a verb occurring only in the third person singular: in English, either with no explicit subject (Ex.: methinks all is lost) or with it as the indefinite subject (Ex.: it snowed all night)
Belonging to neither extreme in type, kind, etc.; without strongly marked characteristics
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  1. Belonging to neither extreme in type, kind, etc.; without strongly marked characteristics
  2. Of or indicating a color, such as gray, black, or white, that lacks hue; achromatic.
  3. Having little or no decided color; not vivid
Not interested; indifferent; listless
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  1. Not interested; indifferent; listless
  2. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
  3. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive.
Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
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  1. Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
  2. Not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial
  3. Standing apart from others; separate:
Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
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  1. Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
  2. Not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible
  3. Still or motionless.
Lacking intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; uninterested.
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  1. Lacking intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; uninterested.
  2. Not curious; not eager to find out; uninterested; indifferent
  3. Apathetic or indifferent.
Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious:
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  1. Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious:
  2. Not recognizing or realizing; unaware; indifferent
  3. Very small or gradual:
Of, causing, or characterized by lethargy.
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  1. Of, causing, or characterized by lethargy.
  2. Indifferent, apathetic
  3. Having lethargy; abnormally drowsy or dull, sluggish, etc.
Characterized by a lack of energy or interest:
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  1. Characterized by a lack of energy or interest:
  2. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic:
  3. Having no interest in what is going on about one, as a result of illness, weariness, dejection, etc.; spiritless; languid
Sluggish; dull; apathetic
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  1. Sluggish; dull; apathetic
  2. Not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.
  3. Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive
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  1. Having or showing little or no emotion or sensitivity; unexcitable; impassive
Not interested; indifferent
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  1. Not interested; indifferent
  2. Not concerned
  3. Not worried, anxious or apprehensive.
Not interested; indifferent
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  1. Not interested; indifferent
  2. Not interested in something; having no interest.
  3. Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
Distant or uninvolved:
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  1. Distant or uninvolved:
  2. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
  3. Emotionally reserved or indifferent:
Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
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  1. Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
  2. Standing apart from others; separate:
  3. Not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial
Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial. [from 17th c.]
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  1. Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial. [from 17th c.]
  2. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue. Neutral, impartial; lacking a financial interest in, or other predisposition toward, a particular resolution of a controversy or issue.
  3. Uninterested; indifferent
Lacking intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; uninterested.
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  1. Lacking intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; uninterested.
  2. Not curious; not eager to find out; uninterested; indifferent
  3. Apathetic or indifferent.
Not interested; indifferent
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  1. Not interested; indifferent
  2. Not interested in something; having no interest.
  3. Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
Of potential mates, available because not in a committed relationship.
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  1. Of potential mates, available because not in a committed relationship.
  2. Feeling or showing no interest or involvement; unconcerned:
  3. Not involved.
Being intermediate between extremes, as on a scale:
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  1. Being intermediate between extremes, as on a scale:
  2. Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
  3. A number, especially the arithmetic mean, that is derived from and considered typical or representative of a set of numbers.
Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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  1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
  2. Widespread; prevalent:
  3. Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
Uninteresting; unremarkable:
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  1. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
  2. Neither new nor interesting; obvious or ordinary
  3. Ordinary; common:
(Idiomatic) decided, set, settled, not open to change
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  1. (Idiomatic) decided, set, settled, not open to change
  2. (Idiomatic) simple, straightforward, clear, or certain
  3. Ordinary; routine:
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  1. Closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original.
  2. Consisting of, or made or expressed according to, a formula or formulas
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. Of, suitable to, or used in a garden:
  3. Provided with open areas and greenery:
Ordinary; commonplace
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  1. Ordinary; commonplace
  2. Common; unremarkable:
  3. (Idiomatic) Ordinary, common, or unexceptional.
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
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  1. Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
  2. Neither very good nor very bad; ordinary; average
(Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
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  1. (Law) Having direct authority to decide a case, rather than being delegated that power, as a judge.
  2. Relatively poor or inferior; below average
  3. Familiar; unexceptional; common; average
Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
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  1. Not of high rank or position; such as characterizes the common people; ordinary
  2. An extensive, relatively level area of land. Plains are present on all continents except Antarctica and are most often located in the interior regions. Because they can occur at almost any altitude or latitude, plains can be humid and forested, semiarid and grass-covered, or arid.
  3. Common in rank or station; average; ordinary:
Having the nature of, using, or by routine
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  1. Having the nature of, using, or by routine
  2. Habitual; regular:
  3. Ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others.
Alternative spelling of run-of-the-mill.
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  1. Alternative spelling of run-of-the-mill.
  2. (Idiomatic) ordinary; not special.
  3. Not special; ordinary; average
Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
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  1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
  2. Acceptable but of less than top quality:
  3. Normal, familiar, or usual:
A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
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  1. A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
  2. Kept regularly in stock:
  3. Of the nature of something kept in stock; common, ordinary, hackneyed, or trite
  1. Not distinguished.
  2. Not separated from others into categories.
  3. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary:
Not varying from a norm; usual.
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  1. Not varying from a norm; usual.
  2. Not subject to exceptions; absolute.
  3. Not exceptional; not uncommon or unusual; ordinary
  1. Not remarkable.
  2. Lacking distinction; ordinary.

Synonym Study

  • Disinterested strictly implies a commendable impartiality resulting from a lack of selfish motive or desire for personal gain a disinterested journalist, but it is often used to mean not interested, or indifferent
  • Detached implies an impartiality or aloofness resulting from a lack of emotional involvement in a situation he viewed the struggle with detached interest
  • Incurious suggests a lack of interest or curiosity incurious about the details
  • Unconcerned implies a lack of concern, solicitude, or anxiety, as because of callousness, ingenuousness, etc. to remain unconcerned in a time of danger
  • Indifferent implies either apathy or neutrality, esp. with reference to choice to remain indifferent in a dispute
Find another word for indifferent. In this page you can discover 129 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for indifferent, like: apathetic, disinterested, detached, cold, cool, unfeeling, stoical, unconcerned, uninterested, unaroused and listless.