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disinterestedness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disinterestedness

  1. 1 lack of favoritism toward one side or another <the disinterestedness with which the newspaper reports stories earns it the respect and trust of the community> Synonyms disinterest, detachment, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, justice, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivityRelated Words apathy, indifference, unconcern; broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, tolerance; fence-sitting, straddlingNear Antonyms chauvinism, nepotism; subjectiveness, subjectivity; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgmentAntonyms bias, favor, favoritism, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice

  2. 2 lack of interest or concern <a fair measure of the level of disinterestedness in the proceedings was the near-constant yawning by both participants and observers> Synonyms apathy, casualness, complacence, indifference, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, nonchalance, torpor, unconcernRelated Words halfheartedness, lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness; carelessness, heedlessness, recklessness, unawareness; lethargy, listlessness; aloofness, coldness, cool, detachment, dispassion; callosity, callousness, hard-heartedness, hardness, insensitivity; bloodlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stoicism, stolidityNear Antonyms attention, attentiveness, awareness, conscientiousness, curiosity, heedfulness, keenness; sensitivity, warmheartedness; bias, partiality, prejudice; ardor, desire, fervency, passion, vehemence, warmth, zealAntonyms concern, interest, regard





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