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 in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of disinterestedness

circa 1682



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