Definition of 'indifference'
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This lack of indifference speaks volumes in itself. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The identity of their victims was of complete indifference. The Sun (2008)To confuse the endings is to show indifference to political history and not just language. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What are the four properties of an indifference curve? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Why do some public servants show such lazy and callous indifference to vulnerable citizens? The Sun (2011)The only heroes of our story went home to public indifference and official neglect. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)It shows an indifference to both the past and the future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We do not know where the new optimal bundle will be unless we draw additional indifference curves. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)The callous indifference to this small man and his missing bike is hugely affecting. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Public indifference is the accomplice of the corrupt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His rumpled clothes showed his indifference to convention. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is it defined between two indifference curves or along one indifference curve? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)It was the kind of squabble guaranteed to inspire public indifference. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He personally rendered first aid to the wounded under heavy fire showing complete indifference to his own danger. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The book is at its weakest when seeking to explain the apparent indifference of this class to their fellow citizens. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her apparent indifference to her disease was not only evident in the ten years before she had any recurrence of the trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is not callous indifference, but common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Draw a vegetarian's indifference curve for meat and potatoes. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)I think what got me most was their complete indifference. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The quibble is with their methods, and their apparent indifference to the sacrifices these methods required from others. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The insouciance, indifference and prejudice that the leader refers to is a compound subject governed by a sense of unity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Without the help offered by passing merchant ships, the only signal it would be sending is one of callous indifference. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One industry chief executive said: 'The complete indifference to the whole industry is baffling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is also obvious, though, that the things we have put forward to tackle it have met complete indifference. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'indifference'
British English: indifference NOUN
If you accuse someone of indifference to something, you mean that they have a complete lack of interest in it.
...his callous indifference to the plight of his son.
Definition of indifference from the Collins English Dictionary
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