indifference
noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality, state, or fact of being indifferent 2. a. archaic lack of difference or distinction between two or more things b. absence of compulsion to or toward one thing or another

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  • indifférence — [ ɛ̃diferɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1487; h. 1377; lat. indifferentia I ♦ État d une personne qui est indifférente. 1 ♦ État d une personne qui n éprouve ni douleur, ni plaisir, ni crainte, ni désir. ⇒ apathie, ataraxie, désintéressement, détachement,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Indifference — may refer to: *apathy, the lack of emotion, motivation, or enthusiasm; a psychological term for a state of indifference . * Indifference a song in the Valse Musette style. Written by Joseph Colombo and Tony Murena. Recorded by (amongst others):… …   Wikipedia

  • indifference — Indifference. s. f. Estat d une personne indifferente. Estre dans l indifference. voilà une grande indifference. j ay de l indifference, une extrême indifference pour cela …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Indifference — In*dif fer*ence, n. [L. indifferentia similarity, lack of difference: cf. F. indiff[ e]rence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indifference — «Indifference» Canción de Pearl Jam Álbum Vs Publicación 1993 Grabación 1993 …   Wikipedia Español

  • indifference — I noun aloofness, apathy, blankness, coldness, coolness, detachment, disinterestedness, disregard, impassiveness, imperturbability, inattention, inconsideration, insouciance, laxity, lukewarmness, neglect, negligence, nonchalance, nonobservance,… …   Law dictionary

  • indifference — (n.) mid 15c., from L. indifferentia want of difference, similarity, noun of quality from indifferentem (see INDIFFERENT (Cf. indifferent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indifference — [n] absence of feeling, interest alienation, aloofness, apathy, callousness, carelessness, cold bloodedness, coldness, cold shoulder*, coolness, detachment, disdain, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassion, disregard, equity, heedlessness,… …   New thesaurus

  • indifference — [in dif′ər əns, indif′rəns] n. [Fr < L indifferentia] the quality, state, or fact of being indifferent; specif., a) lack of concern, interest, or feeling; apathy b) lack of importance, meaning, or worth: Also Archaic indifferency …   English World dictionary

  • indifférence — (in di fé ran s ) s. f. 1°   L état d une personne indifférente. •   Cette indifférence que je sens lorsque je ne suis point emporté vers un côté plutôt que vers un autre par le poids d aucune raison, est le plus bas degré de la liberté, DESC.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • indifference — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, supreme (esp. BrE), total, utter ▪ growing ▪ deliberate, studied ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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