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1       adj   If you accuse someone of being indifferentto something, you mean that they have a complete lack of interest in it.  
oft ADJ to n  
People have become indifferent to the suffering of others.     
  indifferently      adv   ADV after v  
`Not that it matters,' said Tench indifferently.     
2       adj   If you describe something or someone as indifferent, you mean that their standard or quality is not very good, and often quite bad.   (=mediocre)  
She had starred in several very indifferent movies...     
  indifferently      adv   ADV with v eight-year-old girl who reads tolerably and writes indifferently.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    aloof, apathetic, callous, careless, cold, cool, detached, distant, heedless, impervious, inattentive, not give a monkey's     (slang)   regardless, uncaring, unconcerned, unimpressed, uninterested, unmoved, unresponsive, unsympathetic  
2    immaterial, insignificant, of no consequence, unimportant  
3    average, fair, mediocre, middling, moderate, no great shakes     (informal)   ordinary, passable, perfunctory, so-so     (informal)   undistinguished, uninspired  
4    disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, impartial, neutral, nonaligned, nonpartisan, objective, unbiased, uninvolved, unprejudiced  
1    avid, compassionate, concerned, eager, enthusiastic, interested, keen, responsive, sensitive, susceptible, sympathetic  
3    excellent, exceptional, fine, first-class, notable, remarkable  

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