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in·dif·fer·ent  audio  (n-dfr-nt, -dfrnt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic: indifferent to the sufferings of others.
  2. Having no marked feeling for or against: She remained indifferent toward their proposal.
  3. Not mattering one way or the other: It's indifferent to me which outfit you choose.
  4. Characterized by a lack of partiality; unbiased: an indifferent judge.
  5. Being neither too much nor too little; moderate.
  6. Being neither good nor bad; mediocre: an indifferent performance. See Synonyms at average.
  7. Being neither right nor wrong.
  8. Not active or involved; neutral: an indifferent chemical in a reaction.
  9. Biology Undifferentiated, as cells or tissue.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indifferns, indifferent- : in-, not ; see in-1 + differns, different ; see different

OTHER FORMS:
in·differ·ent·ly(Adverb)


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