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Synonyms for disinterested
dɪsˈɪn təˌrɛs tɪd, -trɪ stɪddis·in·ter·est·ed

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disinterested

    Generous (Latin genus, a race) primarily signifies having the qualities worthy of noble or honorable birth; hence, free and abundant in giving, giving freely, heartily, and self-sacrificingly. As regards giving, generous refers rather to the self-sacrificing heartiness of the giver, liberal to the amount of the gift; a child may show himself generous in the gift of an apple, a millionaire makes a liberal donation; a generous gift, however, is commonly thought of as both ample and hearty. A munificent gift is vast in amount, whatever the motive of its bestowal. One may be free with another's money; he can be generous only with his own. Disinterested suggests rather the thought of one's own self-denial; generous, of one's hearty interest in another's welfare or happiness. One is magnanimous by a greatness of soul (Latin magnus, great, and animus, soul) that rises above all that is poor, mean, or weak, especially above every petty or ignoble motive or feeling pertaining to one's self, and thus above resentment of injury or insult; one is generous by a kindness of heart that would rejoice in the welfare rather than in the punishment of the offender.

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, chivalrous, free, free-handed, free-hearted, generous, liberal, magnanimous, munificent, noble, open-handed, open-hearted

    Antonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, ignoble, illiberal, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, petty, rapacious, stingy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinterestedadjective

    unaffected by self-interest

    Antonyms:
    partial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disinterestedadjective

    Synonyms:
    unbiassed, impartial, indifferent

  2. disinterestedadjective

    Synonyms:
    generous, unselfish, liberal, magnanimous, high-minded

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disinterestedadjective

    Synonyms:
    impartial, unbiased, indifferent, neutral, magnanimous, unselfish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disinterested":

    selfless, unselfish, uninterested, indifferent

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4110liberal
#5214noble
#9248generous
#24087indifferent
#33219bountiful
#46144selfless
#47831disinterested
#57475unselfish
#71943uninterested
#97682magnanimous
#104601chivalrous
#241485munificent

How to use disinterested in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Bevan:

    Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.

  2. Oswald Chambers:

    Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.

  3. Francois De La Rochefoucauld:

    Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

  4. Trayvon Martin:

    I think that if we adjust those standards, we can make the federal government a better backstop - make us more a part of the process in an appropriate way to reassure the American people that decisions are made by people who are really disinterested.

  5. Nathan Simington:

    There is sufficient time to develop a conclusive scientific record on broadly accepted standards and thus to make disinterested, rigorous public policy.


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