In-difference

indifference

[in-dif-er-uhns, -dif-ruhns]
noun
1.
lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
2.
unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
3.
the quality or condition of being indifferent.
4.
mediocre quality; mediocrity.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English, variant of indifferency < Latin indifferentia. See indifferent, -ence, -ency

superindifference, noun


1. Indifference, unconcern, listlessness, apathy, insensibility all imply lack of feeling. Indifference denotes an absence of feeling or interest; unconcern an absence of concern or solicitude, a calm or cool indifference in the face of what might be expected to cause uneasiness or apprehension; listlessness an absence of inclination or interest, a languid indifference to what is going on about one; apathy a profound intellectual and emotional indifference suggestive of faculties either naturally sluggish or dulled by emotional disturbance, mental illness, or prolonged sickness; insensibility an absence of capacity for feeling or of susceptibility to emotional influences.


1. eagerness, responsiveness.
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indifference (ɪnˈdɪfrəns, -fərəns)
 
n
1.  the fact or state of being indifferent; lack of care or concern
2.  lack of quality; mediocrity
3.  lack of importance; insignificance
4.  See principle of indifference

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indifference
1530s, from L. indifferentia, noun of quality from indifferentem (see indifferent).
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