Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In theology and ethics, a thing indifferent; a tenet or practice which may be considered non-essential.

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  • noun An indifferent matter.
  • noun philosophy A matter that is morally neutral.
  • noun theology Something neither forbidden nor commanded by scripture.

Etymologies

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Neuter of Ancient Greek ἀδιάφορος ("indifferent").

Examples

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  • He lies in a casual way,

    A child who’s immersed in his play.

    So truth’s to be laughed to scorn

    And rendered adiaphoron

    And nobody cares what we say.

    April 12, 2019