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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. disinterestedadjective

    unaffected by self-interest

    Antonyms:
    partial

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disinterestedadjective

    Synonyms:
    unbiassed, impartial, indifferent

  2. disinterestedadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disinterestedadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "disinterested":

    selfless, unselfish, uninterested, indifferent

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How to use disinterested in a sentence?

  1. Katie Harley -LRB- right -RRB-:

    Eliza does not have any teeth, so she basically gummed at it for like maybe 30 seconds, then she was disinterested.

  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. Nathan Simington:

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

  4. John F. Kennedy:

    The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nations greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.

  5. G. M. Trevelyan:

    Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.


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