Disinterestedness
Disinterestedness Dis*in"ter*est*ed*ness, n. The state or quality of being disinterested; impartiality. [1913 Webster]

That perfect disinterestedness and self-devotion of which man seems to be incapable, but which is sometimes found in woman. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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