Dwelling in a house where disinterestedness and noble labor were as daily breath, she had great opportunities.
Linda realized that she had overdone her disinterestedness a trifle.
He had entertained high ideas of woman's purity, of woman's devotedness, of woman's disinterestedness, and what was he to think?
"What a chaste specimen of disinterestedness her Ladyship's own letter," said Mary.
Jeanie Deans is a model of good sense, strong affection, resolution, and disinterestedness.
His loyalty, his disinterestedness, his honesty, all established.
disinterestedness, fidelity, and love are themes of praise everywhere.
But, dear, don't you see that it proves the reality, the disinterestedness of your love for him?
Frederick William could no longer wage a sham warfare nor cover hostile intentions by a pretense of disinterestedness.
He wound up his discourse with some theatrical talk about disinterestedness.
1610s, "unconcerned," the sense we now would ascribe to uninterested, with the sense of "impartial" going to disinteressed (c.1600). See dis- + interest. Modern sense of disinterested is first attested 1650s. As things now stand, disinterested means "free from personal bias," while uninterested means "caring nothing for the matter in question." Related: Disinterestedly; disinterestedness.