Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of interest or concern; indifference.

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  • n. Lack of interest; indifference.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ interest

Examples

  • The top police resignations that rocked the British Isles last week stem directly from Scotland Yard's uninterest in acting on this evidence.

    A British Watergate?

  • Raoul looked into the Goat Man's eyes, but saw nothing save languid uninterest as the precious quart of water was wasted on the ground.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • Overall uninterest about details of different cultures and peoples is a natural response in a continent-sized, entrepreneurially driven, immigrant-rich democracy.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • He took no notice of Dalgliesh's proffered hand but said a brief "how do you do" with an uninterest amounting almost to discourtesy.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • It was impossible to associate his remembered almost total uninterest in his surroundings with those chintzy curtains, that hanging basket of trailing ivy and fuchsia over the door of Faith Cottage or the two brightly painted yellow tubs still garish with summer flowers which had been artfully placed one each side of the porch.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Walking beside Millicent down the short path, and steadying the trolley with one hand, he asked with careful uninterest:

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • The realtionship between the White House and the FBI was lousy, too, but that blame should go to the FBI given their resistance to John O'Neill's efforts and the subsequent uninterest in events in Minnesota.

    Bill Clinton Breaks Silence On 9/11 Docudrama

  • Finally, there was former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, an old friend of mine from the Gary Hart for President days, whose statement of decided uninterest in running for governor was spun up by an "enterprising" reporter into new opposition for Brown.

    William Bradley: How Jerry Brown Cleared The Democratic Field for Governor of California

  • The daily grind of nastiness and spite, of uncaring and uninterest, the dull fog of low-grade terror is close to inexpressible.

    National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week: The four big lies.

  • But Kurt Klein couldn't breach the State Department's calculated uninterest; only later, as a GI liberating his homeland, did he learn that his parents had perished at Auschwitz.

    Holocaust And The Home Front

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