Indifferency
Indifferency In*dif"fer*en*cy, n. Absence of interest in, or influence from, anything; unconcernedness; equilibrium; indifferentism; indifference. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]

To give ourselves to a detestable indifferency or neutrality in this cause. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Moral liberty . . . does not, after all, consist in a power of indifferency, or in a power of choosing without regard to motives. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]


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  • indifferency — noun Date: 15th century archaic indifference …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indifferency — /in dif euhr euhn see, dif reuhn /, n. Archaic. indifference. [1400 50; late ME; see INDIFFERENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • indifferency — in·dif·fer·en·cy …   English syllables

  • indifferency — nsē noun Etymology: Latin indifferentia archaic : indifference …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indifferent — In*dif fer*ent, a. [F. indiff[ e]rent, L. indifferens. See {In } not, and {Different}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indifferent tissue — Indifferent In*dif fer*ent, a. [F. indiff[ e]rent, L. indifferens. See {In } not, and {Different}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sentimental — Sen ti*men tal, a. [Cf. F. sentimental.] 1. Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster] Nay, ev n each moral sentimental stroke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Womb — (w[=oo]m), n. [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb; akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe, Icel. v[ o]mb, Sw. v[*a]mb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.] 1. The belly; the abdomen. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And he coveted to fill his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indifference — /in dif euhr euhns, dif reuhns/, n. 1. lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty. 2. unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him. 3. the quality …   Universalium

  • see a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all the day — Similarly extolling the virtues of thrift in small matters is 1668 S. PEPYS Diary 2 Jan. (1976) IX. 7 The King answered to it with great indifferency. Sir W. Coventry answered: ‘I see your Majesty doth not remember the old English proverb, “He… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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