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disinterest

[dis-in-ter-ist, -trist] /dɪsˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst/
noun
1.
absence of interest; indifference.
verb (used with object)
2.
to divest of interest or concern.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; dis-1 + interest
Can be confused
disinterest, uninterest.
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  • Once, he responded to a client's request with a bunch of pie charts that measured his disinterest in the job.
  • He feigned disinterest in reviews, but he was deeply disturbed by them.
  • On occasion a fit of disinterest overcomes the first reader.
  • The screen of disinterest grew rather thin at times.
  • The public moved from disinterest in politics to something that bordered on contempt.
  • Our interest in graduation rates is understandable, but our disinterest in success is not.
  • Not to mention the great many who profess a total disinterest in the election, seeing it as a futile exercise.
  • It's a sign of his disinterest in real, rational problem-solving.
  • Many attribute the public's disinterest to the painting's lack of narrative.
  • The survey collapsed because of disinterest: people needed power, not proof.
British Dictionary definitions for disinterest

disinterest

/dɪsˈɪntrɪst; -tərɪst/
noun
1.
freedom from bias or involvement
2.
lack of interest; indifference
verb
3.
(transitive) to free from concern for personal interests
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