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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. indifferent

    Synonyms:
    lukewarm, careless, unconcerned

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  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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  1. apathethic

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Alec Waugh:

    A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

  2. Carl Sagan:

    The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

  3. Riek Machar:

    I don’t think anybody should have high expectations that this is going to yield a breakthrough. The parties have shown themselves to be utterly indifferent to their country and their people, and that is a hard thing to rectify.

  4. Pope Francis:

    The Church, in her wisdom, maintains the distinction between engaged and married couples -- they are not the same, today's culture and society have become rather indifferent to the delicate and serious nature of this passage.

  5. Michel de Montaigne:

    We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem that to understand a good one.


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