adjective Date: 1661 not interested ; not having the mind or feelings engaged Usage: see disinterested

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  • Uninterested — Un*in ter*est*ed, a. 1. Not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake; as, to be uninterested in any business. [1913 Webster] 2. Not having the mind or the passions engaged; as, uninterested in a discourse or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uninterested — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not interested or concerned. USAGE On the meaning and use of uninterested and disinterested, see DISINTERESTED(Cf. ↑disinterestedness) …   English terms dictionary

  • uninterested — index cold blooded, derelict (negligent), insusceptible (uncaring), languid, lax, nonchalant …   Law dictionary

  • uninterested — 1640s, unbiased, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of INTEREST (Cf. interest). It later meant disinterested (1660s); sense of unconcerned, indifferent is recorded from 1771. This is the correct word for what often is miscalled DISINTERESTED (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • uninterested — *indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uninterested — see disinterested …   Modern English usage

  • uninterested — [adj] oblivious to aloof, apathetic, blasé, bored, bored stiff*, casual, could care less*, detached, disinterested, distant, going through motions*, hard hearted*, impassive, incurious, indifferent, listless, remote, thick skinned*, turned off*,… …   New thesaurus

  • uninterested — [un in′trəst id, un in′tər ist id] adj. not interested; indifferent uninterestedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • uninterested — adj. uninterested in (uninterested in politics) * * * [ʌn ɪntrɪstɪd] uninterested in (uninterested in politics) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • uninterested — [[t]ʌ̱nɪ̱ntrəstɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ in n/ ing If you are uninterested in something or someone, you do not want to know any more about them, because you think they have no special or exciting qualities. I was so uninterested …   English dictionary

  • uninterested — un|in|terest|ed [ʌnˈıntrıstıd] adj not interested →↑disinterested uninterested in ▪ He was uninterested in politics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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