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Dictionary definition for: Indifferent

1. (s) marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience" "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"

2. (s) showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others" "indifferent to her plea"

3. (s) (often followed by "to'') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent) "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"

4. (s) fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice" "has indifferent qualifications for the job"

5. (s) having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter" "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

6. (s) marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; "indifferent about which book you would give them" "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"

7. (s) characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury" "an unbiased account of her family problems"

8. (s) neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance" "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor" "her work at the office is passable" "a so-so golfer" "feeling only so-so" "prepared a tolerable dinner" "a tolerable working knowledge of French"

9. (s) neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"

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