from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • adj. Indifferent; neutral; morally neither right nor wrong.
  • adj. In medicine, doing neither good nor harm, as a medicament.


  • At dawn we convene, an adiaphorous wind caresses us with listless fingers, vainglorious and animal.

    THE BOOK OF SUCH ~ a suite of poems

  • But administrators who adopt the wiggle-room approach will tend to be more modest and consultative in interpreting that core, and will often "agree to disagree" on issues that can reasonably be deemed ambiguous or adiaphorous.

    Mere Orthodoxy


The word 'adiaphorous' may come from a Greek word meaning 'not different'.