disinterestedness


dis·in·ter·est·ed·ness

noun \-təd-nəs\

Definition of DISINTERESTEDNESS

:  the quality or state of being objective or impartial

Examples of DISINTERESTEDNESS

  1. <the disinterestedness with which the newspaper reports stories earns it the respect and trust of the community>
  2. <a fair measure of the level of disinterestedness in the proceedings was the near-constant yawning by both participants and observers>

First Known Use of DISINTERESTEDNESS

circa 1682

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