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

n the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern

nonchalance, unconcern
Type of:
the trait of being without worry or responsibility

n the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

apathy, numbness, spiritlessness
Type of:
passiveness, passivity
the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

n unbiased impartial unconcern

aloofness, distance
indifference by personal withdrawal
detachment, withdrawal
avoiding emotional involvement
Type of:
a feeling of lack of concern

n apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stolidity, unemotionality
Type of:
an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

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