American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Without an interest: uninterested parties.
- adj. Not having a financial interest.
- adj. Marked by or exhibiting a lack of interest. See Usage Note at disinterested.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not interested; not having any interest or property in something specified; not personally concerned: as, to be uninterested in business.
- Not having the mind or the passions engaged: as, to be uninterested in a discourse or narration.
- Synonyms See disinterested.
- adj. obsolete Unmotivated by personal interest; unbiased, disinterested.
- adj. Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake.
- adj. Not having the mind or the passions engaged.
- adj. not having or showing interest
- adj. having no care or interest in knowing
- From un- + interested. (Wiktionary)
“Of course, there are other kinds of consumers, and Wednesday Comics no doubt will appeal to those regular comics-shop patrons who remain uninterested in the latest continuity-intensive event.”
“James, disinterested/uninterested is a good example of what I mean by uninformed advice.”
“I remain uninterested in the political agenda free enterprise driven efforts that to date have to a large degree fallen in their face as well they should.”
“This was a great review although I do have to say, old fogy that I am, that on Monday I told my Basic Writing Skills students at Fordham that distinterested doesn't mean "uninterested" -- a very good job of criticism.”
“Emanuel are described as uninterested in either the legal or policy merits of the issue of a criminal investigation.”
“Getting back to the point of Professor Althouse's post, Barack Obama has been described as uninterested in foreign policy.”
“We're all welcome to our pet peeves, and I certainly have some "loathe" for "loath" annoys me, as does "disinterested" for "uninterested" -- the latter I can justify as a useful distinction, though, but I try to let my desire for a lively and vivid language overcome my occasional desire to battle the barbarians.”
“-don't even say his name in the same sentence as "uninterested"-so, no.”
“But the natives appear to be growing uninterested, which is far worse than restless.”
“So to describe that crucial elite, perhaps a more fitting word than 'uninterested' with is 'self-interested'.”
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