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Synonyms for indifferent
ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rəntin·dif·fer·ent

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apathetic, indifferentadjective

    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. indifferentadjective

    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)adjective

    (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, indifferentadjective

    (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. indifferentadjective

    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, neutraladjective

    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. indifferentadjective

    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, unbiassedadjective

    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)adjective

    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. indifferentadjective

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. apathethic

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indifferentadjective

    Synonyms:
    neutral, impartial, disinterested, unbiassed

  2. indifferentadjective

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

  3. indifferentadjective

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

  4. indifferentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indifferentadjective

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5908neutral
#6793absent
#11047unbiased
#13150irrelevant
#13521absorbed
#22412orthogonal
#22833insensitive
#24087indifferent
#24888careless
#25698negligent
#27289inert
#29806sluggish
#33501oblivious
#34855impervious
#36762extraneous
#40280preoccupied
#41382abstracted
#41631immaterial
#41698impersonal
#47581lukewarm
#47831disinterested
#47836unresponsive
#50150soggy
#53112apathetic
#63892thoughtless
#68910unconcerned
#69724inattentive
#71943uninterested
#77099unmoved
#81711listless
#83686uncaring
#84577unsympathetic
#94143achromatic
#98935heedless
#109233impertinent
#116356incorporeal
#130301impassive
#188091torpid
#302329nonmaterial

How to use indifferent in a sentence?

  1. Ivan Briscoe:

    Its an incredibly dangerous gamble to redouble the offensive against Vladimir Padrino regime when the priority must be to shore up the countrys collapsing health system and prevent an even worse migrant exodus, these U.S. charges could spell doom for any thaw, expose Guaido to grave risks, and appear high-handedly indifferent to the immediate suffering of Venezuelas people.

  2. Hannah Whitall Smith:

    The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

  3. 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.

  4. Ayanna Pressley:

    I've always rejected the notion that people don't vote and don't show up because they're ignorant, indifferent, apathetic, don't know any better, people don't participate because they haven't been invited to. Because, in some states, it's inconvenient to. There are real barriers.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The truth is beautiful only for those who want to hear it. Bitter for criminals and indifferent to the ignorant.


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