from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic: indifferent to the sufferings of others.
- adj. Having no marked feeling for or against: She remained indifferent toward their proposal.
- adj. Not mattering one way or the other: It's indifferent to me which outfit you choose.
- adj. Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased: an indifferent judge.
- adj. Being neither too much nor too little; moderate.
- adj. Being neither good nor bad; mediocre: an indifferent performance. See Synonyms at average.
- adj. Being neither right nor wrong.
- adj. Not active or involved; neutral: an indifferent chemical in a reaction.
- adj. Biology Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
- adj. Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.
- adj. Having no preference or bias, being impartial.
- adj. Not significant in size or amount, immaterial.
- adj. Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.
- adv. To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very and not at all); moderately, tolerably, fairly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance.
- adj. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre.
- adj. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial.
- adj. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless.
- adj. Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested.
- adv. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without difference of inclination; not preferring one person or thing to another; neutral; impartial; unbiased; disinterested: as, an indifferent judge, juror, or arbitrator.
- Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care; unconcerned; apathetic: as, a man indifferent to his eternal welfare.
- Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; immaterial; of no account: as, it is indifferent which road we take.
- Regarded without difference of feeling; not exciting special interest; uninteresting.
- Falling short of any standard of excellence; of common or mediocre quality or kind; only passable or tolerable; ordinary.
- In biology, undifferentiated; primitive; common; not specialized.
- n. One who is indifferent or apathetic.
- n. That which is indifferent or an object of indifference; that which affords no decisive ground of choice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
- adj. being neither good nor bad
- adj. marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another
- adj. fairly poor to not very good
- adj. characterized by a lack of partiality
- adj. neither too great nor too little
- adj. (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other
- adj. showing no care or concern in attitude or action
- adj. marked by a lack of interest
- adj. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indifferēns, indifferent- : in-, not; see in-1 + differēns, different; see different.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)