Indifference

In*dif"fer*ence

(?), n. [L. indifferentia similarity, lack of difference: cf. F. indiffrence.]
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1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
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2. Passableness; mediocrity.
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3. Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
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He . . . is far from such indifference and equity as ought and must be in judges which he saith I assign.
Sir T. More.
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4. Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.
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Indifference can not but be criminal, when it is conversant about objects which are so far from being of an indifferent nature, that they are highest importance.
Addison.

Syn. -- Carelessness; negligence; unconcern; apathy; insensibility; coldness; lukewarmness.
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