American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic Indifference.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as indifference.
- n. obsolete Impartiality, fairness, disinterestedness.
- n. obsolete A lack of strong feeling; indifference.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Absence of interest in, or influence from, anything; unconcernedness; equilibrium; indifferentism; indifference.
- From Latin indifferentia. (Wiktionary)
“It was a face full of that weary concern, that alert indifferency, which is companion to the spirit of repeated compromise.”
“But neither hath the Lord Christ left his disciples in this uncertainty which the case supposeth, nor will accept of that indifferency which is in the remedy suggested.”
“From that Authority, however, they, in closing -- somewhat inconsistently but most rightfully -- demanded once more the 'indifferency' which becometh God's Lieutenant.”
“Scotchmen; but that did not prevent him demanding of the Regent far more than mere neutrality or 'indifferency' between the contending parties.”
“Of this kind of indifferency to all competing forms of external worship, and even of doctrine, combined with either a mystical and dreamy piety, or a wildly-fervid enthusiasm, Dell and Saltmarsh, among the army - chaplains, seem to have been the most noted exponents; but it was really”
“Of this kind of indifferency to all competing forms of external worship, and even of doctrine, combined with either a mystical and dreamy piety, or a wildly-fervid enthusiasm,”
“For, therein is imply'd. a certain kind of indifferency and con - tempt.”
“She thanked her most gratefully for reposing such trust in her; and Cecilia made use of this opportunity, to enforce the necessity of her struggling more seriously to recover her indifferency.”
“And Scaliger4 to that purpose hath another from the tip of the ear: + most men are begotten in the night, animals in the day; but whether more persons have been born in the night or day, were a curiosity undecidable, though more have perished by violent deaths in the day; yet in natural dissolutions both times may hold an indifferency, at least but contingent inequality.”
“The relish of the mind is as various as that of the body, and like that too may be altered; and it is a mistake to think that men cannot change the displeasingness or indifferency that is in actions into pleasure and desire, if they will do but what is in their power.”
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