from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.
- n. Lack of interest; indifference.
- transitive v. To divest of interest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of interest; indifference; apathy.
- n. The absence of selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality or detachment.
- v. To render disinterested.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disinterested.
- n. What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage.
- n. Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage; disinterestedness.
- transitive v. To divest of interest or interested motives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rid of interest; disengage from private interest or advantage; destroy the interest of.
- See disinteressed.
- n. What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage; injury.
- n. Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
Downing Street have released the initial details of Prime Minister Gollum Brown's Cabinet reshuffle to awed disinterest from the world.
Author James Bradley has a wonderfully in-depth review of The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham: Yet this disinterest is of a piece with the novel's desire to unsettle not by transporting the reader to a world unknown to them, but by taking the world they know and exposing the assumptions at its core.
This calm disinterest is often why many organizations hire arbitrators to help negotiate contracts between say, a union and a company.
Everybody wants approval, and disinterest is almost as bad as disapproval.
As childish as it sounds, I think my disinterest comes from the lack of physical action in the book.
However, touch-screen voters were EIGHT times more likely not to register any vote at all -- obviously a sign of error on the machine's part rather than disinterest from the voter in the booth.
Against the explicitly but restrictively political mandates of critical and monumental histories, antiquarian history holds out the ideal of disinterest, even as disinterest is deemed no longer possible.
The Labour Party, if their past performance, and their present disinterest, is any indication, are even more opposed.
In fact, a few songs here are leftovers from earlier unreleased sessions and singles sides to pad the album to 11 tracks, a clear sign of growing label disinterest after his relatively conceptually unified
Which proved she had been listening despite her expression of disinterest in the proceedings and Shari’s explanation of the dance’s origin.
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