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Synonyms for indifferent
ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apathetic, indifferent(adj)

    marked by a lack of interest

    "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    superior, reactive, extraordinary, interested, concerned, partial, immoderate, of import, attentive, heedful, important, thoughtful, paying attention

  2. indifferent(adj)

    showing no care or concern in attitude or action

    "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    immoderate, extraordinary, concerned, thoughtful, of import, attentive, heedful, important, reactive, paying attention, interested, partial, superior

  3. deaf(p), indifferent(p)(adj)

    (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

    "deaf to her warnings"

    Antonyms:
    important, immoderate, reactive, of import, paying attention, partial, attentive, superior, interested, thoughtful, concerned, extraordinary, heedful

  4. immaterial, indifferent(adj)

    (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other

    "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"; "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"

    Synonyms:
    nonmaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, impertinent, orthogonal, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, incorporeal, indifferent(p), extraneous, unbiased, immaterial

    Antonyms:
    paying attention, extraordinary, heedful, reactive, immoderate, attentive, important, concerned, of import, partial, interested, thoughtful, superior

  5. indifferent(adj)

    fairly poor to not very good

    "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    interested, reactive, immoderate, partial, paying attention, concerned, heedful, extraordinary, attentive, superior, thoughtful, of import, important

  6. inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)

    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, impersonal, apathetic, electroneutral, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, soggy, indifferent(p), unbiased, sluggish, torpid, achromatic

    Antonyms:
    of import, partial, interested, attentive, important, paying attention, concerned, reactive, heedful, immoderate, extraordinary, superior, thoughtful

  7. indifferent(adj)

    marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another

    "indifferent about which book you would give them"; "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    partial, immoderate, of import, heedful, superior, paying attention, extraordinary, important, reactive, interested, attentive, concerned, thoughtful

  8. indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed(adj)

    characterized by a lack of partiality

    "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    thoughtful, reactive, partial, important, superior, extraordinary, paying attention, interested, heedful, immoderate, concerned, attentive, of import

  9. indifferent, so-so(p)(adj)

    being neither good nor bad

    "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French"

    Antonyms:
    superior, attentive, concerned, of import, paying attention, partial, thoughtful, important, reactive, heedful, interested, extraordinary, immoderate

  10. indifferent(adj)

    neither too great nor too little

    "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, inert, neutral, apathetic, deaf(p), so-so(p), unbiassed, indifferent(p), unbiased

    Antonyms:
    paying attention, reactive, partial, of import, interested, heedful, attentive, immoderate, superior, important, extraordinary, thoughtful, concerned

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indifferent

    As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.

    Synonyms:
    absent, absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, listless, negligent, oblivious, preoccupied, thoughtless

    Antonyms:
    alert, attentive, on hand, prompt, ready, thoughtful, wide-awake

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indifferent

    Synonyms:
    lukewarm, careless, unconcerned

Editors Contribution

  1. apathethic

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indifferent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    neutral, impartial, disinterested, unbiassed

  2. indifferent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unconcerned, unmoved, apathetic, cool, inattentive, dead, heedless, regardless, unmindful, not interested

  3. indifferent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    equal, all the same, just the same, all one, the same thing

  4. indifferent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    passable, tolerable, middling, ordinary, so-so, not very bad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indifferent(a)

    Synonyms:
    disinterested, unconcerned, nonchalant, perfunctory, apathetic, insouciant, neutral, impartial, mediocre, passable, tolerable

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How to use indifferent in a sentence?

  1. Colonel Sanders:

    That’s better than 100 percent being indifferent.

  2. Jesse Jackson:

    When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.

  3. Johann K. Lavater:

    Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.

  4. Michel de Montaigne:

    It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

  5. Larry Gelbart:

    I think one of the by-products of the communications explosion is a sort of corruption fatigue. We've lost our ability to be shocked or enraged by the machinations of politicians. We've been battered with such frequency that we've become indifferent. We're punch drunk with scandal.


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