dis·​in·​ter·​est·​ed·​ness | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈin-trə-stəd-nəs How to pronounce disinterestedness (audio) ; -ˈin-tə-ˌre-, -tə-rə-, -tər-; -ˈin-ˌtre- \

Definition of disinterestedness

: the quality or state of being objective or impartial

Examples of disinterestedness in a Sentence

the disinterestedness with which the newspaper reports stories earns it the respect and trust of the community a fair measure of the level of disinterestedness in the proceedings was the near-constant yawning by both participants and observers
Recent Examples on the Web These functions are all masked by the academic ideology of disinterestedness. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2021 Both knew the artistic value of reserve, of disinterestedness. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2019 But Robert Brookings’s early model of political disinterestedness and scientific objectivity began to erode soon afterward. John B. Judis, New Republic, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of disinterestedness

circa 1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Disinterestedness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinterestedness. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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