Definition of indifference
1 : the quality, state, or fact of being indifferent
2 a archaic : lack of difference or distinction between two or more things b : absence of compulsion to or toward one thing or another
Examples of indifference in a sentence
She was amazed that some people could watch the trial with indifference.
She watched them with a cool indifference.
First Known Use of indifference
INDIFFERENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indifference for English Language Learners
: lack of interest in or concern about something : an indifferent attitude or feeling
INDIFFERENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of indifference for Students
: lack of interest or concern <He treated the matter with indifference.>
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