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disinterest

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verb dis·in·ter·est \(ˌ)dis-ˈin-trəst; -ˈin-tə-ˌrest, -tə-rəst, -tərst; -ˈin-ˌtrest\

Definition of disinterest

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to regard something with no interest or concern

1612

First Known Use of disinterest

1612


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disinterest

noun dis·in·ter·est

Definition of disinterest

  1. 1 :  disinterestedness

  2. 2 :  lack of interest :  indifference

Examples of disinterest in a sentence

  1. His proposal was met with complete disinterest.

  2. <since the coach has a son on the team, his disinterest in the selection of a team captain cannot be assumed>

1658

First Known Use of disinterest

1658


DISINTEREST Defined for English Language Learners


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disinterest

noun dis·in·ter·est

Definition of disinterest for English Language Learners

  • : lack of interest

  • : the quality or state of not being influenced by personal feelings, opinions, or concerns


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