lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English, Related forms
variant of indifferency
< Latin indifferentia.
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.