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Synonyms for indifference
ɪnˈdɪf ər əns, -ˈdɪf rəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indifference(noun)

    unbiased impartial unconcern

    Synonyms:
    phlegm, apathy, impassivity, nonchalance, spiritlessness, unconcern, numbness, emotionlessness, impassiveness, stolidity, unemotionality

  2. emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, phlegm, indifference, stolidity, unemotionality(noun)

    apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

    Synonyms:
    sluggishness, spiritlessness, sputum, stolidness, flatness, emotionlessness, lethargy, languor, numbness, unemotionality, impassiveness, phlegm, impassivity, stoicism, nonchalance, apathy, stolidity, unconcern

  3. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessness(noun)

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

    Synonyms:
    phlegm, impassivity, nonchalance, spiritlessness, apathy, unconcern, numbness, emotionlessness, impassiveness, stolidity, unemotionality

  4. nonchalance, unconcern, indifference(noun)

    the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

    Synonyms:
    nonchalance, impassivity, phlegm, unconcern, spiritlessness, numbness, apathy, emotionlessness, impassiveness, stolidity, unemotionality

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indifference

    Apathy, according to its Greek derivation, is a simple absence of feeling or emotion. There are persons to whom a certain degree of apathy is natural, an innate sluggishness of the emotional nature. In the apathy of despair, a person gives up, without resistance or sensibility, to what he has fiercely struggled to avoid. While apathy is want of feeling, calmness is feeling without agitation. Calmness is the result of strength, courage, or trust; apathy is the result of dulness or weakness. Composure is freedom from agitation or disturbance, resulting ordinarily from force of will, or from perfect confidence in one's own resources. Impassibility is a philosophical term applied to the Deity, as infinitely exalted above all stir of passion or emotion. Unfeelingness, the Saxon word that should be the exact equivalent of apathy, really means more, a lack of the feeling one ought to have, a censurable hardness of heart. Indifference and insensibility designate the absence of feeling toward certain persons or things; apathy, entire absence of feeling. Indifference is a want of interest; insensibility is a want of feeling; unconcern has reference to consequences. We speak of insensibility of heart, immobility of countenance. Stoicism is an intentional suppression of feeling and deadening of sensibilities, while apathy is involuntary. Compare CALM; REST; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, calmness, composure, immobility, impassibility, insensibility, lethargy, phlegm, quietness, quietude, sluggishness, stillness, stoicism, tranquillity, unconcern, unfeelingness

    Antonyms:
    agitation, alarm, anxiety, care, distress, disturbance, eagerness, emotion, excitement, feeling, frenzy, fury, passion, sensibility, sensitiveness, storm, susceptibility, sympathy, turbulence, vehemence, violence

    Preposition:
    The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indifference

    Synonyms:
    triviality, unimportance, insignificance, coolness, carelessness, apathy, insensibility, composure

    Antonyms:
    importance, significance, weight, gravity, eagerness, interest, affection, ardor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indifference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    neutrality, impartiality, disinterestedness, freedom from bias or prejudice

  2. indifference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    unconcernedness, apathy, coldness, carelessness, negligence, heedlessness, inattention, want of interest

  3. indifference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    triviality, unimportance, insignificance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indifference(n)

    Synonyms:
    apathy, coolness, negligence, unconcern, nonchalance, insouciance, mediocrity, inferiority, neutrality, impartiality, disinterestedness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "indifference":

    apathy, disregard, neglect, recklessness, inattention, complacency

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11158neglect
#18414disregard
#25345indifference
#28609apathy
#37017numbness
#38525tranquillity
#41342coolness
#41436stillness
#42263complacency
#46334composure
#51680sputum
#54283lethargy
#57236carelessness
#59387flatness
#59580calmness
#68540quietness
#75377inattention
#75706recklessness
#77967phlegm
#81049insignificance
#89110immobility
#91317quietude
#108653stoicism
#120897sluggishness
#137952triviality
#148084languor
#158236nonchalance
#189206insensibility
#229318unconcern
#272811unimportance

How to use indifference in a sentence?

  1. Dan Kildee:

    It's hard for me to imagine the indifference that we've seen exhibited if this had happened in a much more affluent community.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The biggest threat to our democracy... is not one individual, it is not one big super PAC billionaires, it is apathy, it is indifference, it is us not doing what we are supposed to do.

  3. Chris Christie:

    Amtrak's indifference to New Jersey commuters and its abject neglect of the infrastructure that New Jersey and our entire region relies upon.

  4. Anthony Burgess:

    The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.

  5. Diarmuid Martin:

    Many will see the results of Friday's referendum as an indication that the Catholic Church in Ireland is regarded today by many with indifference and as having a marginal role in the formation of Irish culture.


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