Definition of indifference
1 : the quality, state, or fact of being indifferent
2a archaic : lack of difference or distinction between two or more thingsb : 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.
Recent Examples of indifference from the Web
Here, the firing of James Comey arouses not support or opposition, but rather, indifference.
Raised amid violence, drugs, crime and too often parental indifference, the children of Las Vegas Trail fall into a high-risk category for abuse and neglect — a pattern that threatens a continuation of the cycle for another generation.
Striving desperately for notice, affecting not to try at all, enduring the sting of humiliation at the public’s indifference.
Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May v. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn seems to be arousing widespread indifference by comparison.
Puigdemont, who spent decades as a journalist before entering politics, is versed in the contrast between this domestic contentiousness and foreign indifference.
Mother Helen (Susan Moniz) endures her husband’s obsessions and romantic indifference, though not without considerable pain.
His indifference to your plight clearly illustrates why the Family & Medical Leave Act was created.
Elff’s ever-changing sound sculpture, to be featured through Jan. 31, addresses our collective indifference toward music.
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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
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Definition of indifference for Students
: lack of interest or concern He treated the matter with indifference.
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