Uninterested describes someone who doesn't pay attention or care. If you're uninterested in touring old homes and shopping for antiques, you might be bored on vacation with your aunt and her friends.

The adjective uninterested is the one you'll use if you really don't care about something. You might be uninterested in the economics textbook chapter you keep trying to read, or uninterested in the celebrity gossip everyone is sharing. Uninterested is like bored. The Latin root word of interest is interresse, or to be of importance. So when something's not important to you, you're uninterested.

Definitions of uninterested

adj not having or showing interest

“an uninterested spectator”
apathetic, indifferent
marked by a lack of interest
blase, bored
uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
showing indifference or disregard
benumbed, dulled
having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern
having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more
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adj having no care or interest in knowing

“she appeared totally uninterested
showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity

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