disinterest


1dis·in·ter·est

verb \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-trəst; -ˈin-tə-ˌrest, -tə-rəst, -tərst; -ˈin-ˌtrest\

Definition of DISINTEREST

transitive verb
:  to cause to regard something with no interest or concern

First Known Use of DISINTEREST

1612

2disinterest

noun

: lack of interest

: the quality or state of not being influenced by personal feelings, opinions, or concerns

Full Definition of DISINTEREST

2
:  lack of interest :  indifference

Examples of DISINTEREST

  1. His proposal was met with complete disinterest.
  2. <since the coach has a son on the team, his disinterest in the selection of a team captain cannot be assumed>

First Known Use of DISINTEREST

1658

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