Indifference is the trait of lacking interest or enthusiasm in things. When you feel indifference for something, you neither like it nor dislike it.

If you are a person who feels a lot of indifference, you probably say "eh," a lot. You just don't care much. Indifference can be compared to apathy, which means "lack of concern," though apathy is a little stronger: Apathy means you don't care whether your friends call you; indifference means you don't care what movie you end up seeing — you don't have a strong preference for any of the choices.

Definitions of indifference
  1. noun
    the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
    synonyms: nonchalance, unconcern
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    type of:
    the trait of being without worry or responsibility
  2. noun
    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    synonyms: apathy, numbness, spiritlessness
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    type of:
    passiveness, passivity
    the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
  3. noun
    unbiased impartial unconcern
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    aloofness, distance
    indifference by personal withdrawal
    detachment, withdrawal
    avoiding emotional involvement
    type of:
    a feeling of lack of concern
  4. noun
    apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    synonyms: emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stolidity, unemotionality
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    type of:
    an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
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