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1 having or showing a lack of interest or concern
  • the city's philistines, naturally disinterested in art, voted to cut the museum's budget

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2 marked by justice, honesty, and freedom from bias
  • a judge who is widely respected for his disinterested decisions

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indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested mean not showing or feeling interest. indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice. indifferent to the dictates of fashion unconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles. unconcerned about the homeless incurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness. incurious about the world aloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness. aloof from his coworkers detached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness. observed family gatherings with detached amusement disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias. judged by a panel of disinterested observers

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The first known use of disinterested was circa 1612

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“Disinterested.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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