Dictionary

disinterestedness

noun dis·in·ter·est·ed·ness \-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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: disintermediationPrevious Word in the Dictionary: disinterestedAll Words Near: disinterestedness
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears