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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Both contrasted this apparent indifference with the West's readiness to criticize the damaging of rainforest by logging.
▪ He is resigned to public indifference to the benefits of efficiency, as well as to the effects of greenhouse gases.
▪ So their public indifference only came across as denial.
▪ But he has sterling qualities, particularly courage and a total indifference to public opinion.
▪ She walked with total indifference to what she saw.
▪ Consider an indifference curve in space.
▪ For a competitive equilibrium, this line must be tangent to the individual's indifference curve.
▪ Three examples of such indifference curves are illustrated by and in Figure 6.4.
▪ Any such level of output will put the median voter on a higher indifference curve than would the reversion level.
▪ The equilibrium allocation for the median voter shifts from point E° on indifference curve I 1 to E 1 on I 2.
▪ It is sad that the Labour party has already shown indifference to that form of arts funding.
▪ He seem bored now; and he blinked at Mitchell with imperious indifference.
▪ In spite of his indifference, it was exquisite: the ditch banks were creamy with cowslips and lilac with cuckoo flower.
▪ It is a bizarre setting, to say the least, where the boredom and indifference can be measured in metric tons.
▪ The absence of military protection for the abolitionists in Alton lends credence to legal indifference that bound the country at this time.
▪ There was no disagreement in accusing the National government of callousness and indifference.
▪ They fought incompetence, inclement weather and indifference.
▪ This hypothesis generates an infinite set of indifference curves which are convex to the L axis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Indifference \In*dif"fer*ence\, n. [L. indifferentia similarity, lack of difference: cf. F. indiff['e]rence.]

  1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.

  2. Passableness; mediocrity.

  3. Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.

    He . . . is far from such indifference and equity as ought and must be in judges which he saith I assign.
    --Sir T. More.

  4. Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.

    Indifference can not but be criminal, when it is conversant about objects which are so far from being of an indifferent nature, that they are highest importance.

    Syn: Carelessness; negligence; unconcern; apathy; insensibility; coldness; lukewarmness.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Latin indifferentia "want of difference, similarity," noun of quality from indifferentem (see indifferent).


n. 1 The state of being indifferent. 2 unbiased impartiality. 3 unemotional apathy. 4 A lack of enthusiasm. 5 unconcerned nonchalance.

  1. n. unbiased impartial unconcern

  2. apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions [syn: emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, phlegm, stolidity, unemotionality]

  3. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally [syn: apathy, spiritlessness]

  4. the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern [syn: nonchalance, unconcern]


Indifference may refer to:

  • Apathy, a psychological attitude
  • Indifference (album), 1985 album by the Proletariat, or the title song
  • "Indifference" (Law & Order), 1990 episode of the television series Law & Order
  • "Indifference" (The Walking Dead), 2013 episode of the television series The Walking Dead
  • Indifference curve, in microeconomic theory, a graph describing consumer preferences
  • Principle of indifference, in probability theory, a rule for assigning epistemic probabilities
Indifference (Pearl Jam song)
  1. redirect Vs. (Pearl Jam album)#Track_listing

Category:1993 songs Category:Pearl Jam songs Category:Songs written by Stone Gossard

Indifference (The Walking Dead)

"Indifference" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on November 3, 2013. The episode does not focus on the central location of the prison, and instead, it takes place outside on two supply runs with two separate groups. No scenes are set at the prison, with the exception being the short pre-title introduction. Only six main characters are seen in the entire episode: Rick, Carol, Daryl, Michonne, Bob, and Tyreese. The episode primarily focuses on the relationship between Rick Grimes and Carol Peletier, after the revelation that she has killed two inmates out of mercy, causing Rick to make a difficult decision. Carol and Rick are out on a supply run, while Daryl and the others are trying to collect medical supplies and find a way back to the prison.

The title of the episode refers to how Carol's indifference towards survivors dying and the general situation they are all in, as seen when Ana is being eaten and later commented on how "It was a nice watch" when Sam failed to show up to accompany them to the prison, thus losing Rick's watch that he had on. The episode is seen as a transitional stage for the development of Carol, having become cold and making difficult decisions to survive, ultimately causing Rick to feel unsafe and thus, he exiles her. It also distinguishes the differences between Rick and Carol: Rick stepping down from leadership to take on farming and living a peaceful life, while Carol steps up to make the decisions others are afraid of making.

This episode is the last episode to feature Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier for the first half of the fourth season, as Carol is exiled and is absent for five consecutive episodes. She makes her return in the season's tenth episode, " Inmates".

Indifference (album)

Indifference is the second studio album by the American punk rock band the Proletariat.

The album was named after its opening song, which was inspired by the photography of David Henry of the homeless in Boston. One of Henry's photos serves as front cover for the record.

Roger Miller of Mission of Burma makes a guest appearance playing the piano in the track "An Uneasy Peace", which is an alternate version from that contributed to the hardcore punk compilation P.E.A.C.E., released a year earlier on R Radical Records.

Indifference was preceded by its lead single " Marketplace".

Usage examples of "indifference".

He heard what I had to say with a good deal of indifference, till I showed him the portrait.

Most disturbing was the same appalling indifference to sanitation that Adams knew from Dr.

Whatever the reason, Akim had finally been jolted out of his indifference toward Mangus, and it was up to Daulo now to fan that flame.

The petitions which were offered on the altars of Jupiter or Apollo, expressed the anxiety of their worshippers for temporal happiness, and their ignorance or indifference concerning a future life.

I am told he openly professed the most entire indifference to animal suffering, and he only gave anaesthetics to keep the animals quiet!

That Ardea should have lost all scruples, and that he should wish to sell his title of a Roman prince at as high a price as possible, to no matter what bidder, is so much the more a matter of indifference, for we Venetians do not allow ourselves to be imposed upon by the Roman nobility.

And I lay asprawl upon my arms on the table watching them with the stupid indifference I thought I could so well afford.

Phineas Babbitt, however, continued to express dislike, or, at the most, indifference.

Tom was the oldest, a dark-haired banty rooster with a look of sleepy indifference that masked his intensity.

The contemporaries of Moses and Joshua had beheld with careless indifference the most amazing miracles.

If, on the other hand, we recollect the universal toleration of Polytheism, as it was invariably maintained by the faith of the people, the incredulity of philosophers, and the policy of the Roman senate and emperors, we are at a loss to discover what new offence the Christians had committed, what new provocation could exasperate the mild indifference of antiquity, and what new motives could urge the Roman princes, who beheld without concern a thousand forms of religion subsisting in peace under their gentle sway, to inflict a severe punishment on any part of their subjects, who had chosen for themselves a singular but an inoffensive mode of faith and worship.

Yankee shrewdness, great commonsense, all flavored with a dash of mysticism and indifference to physical scientific accuracy.

She could almost invariably tell when Condy held a good hand, but on her part could assume an air of indifference absolutely inscrutable.

Do not abandon the memory by slipping into daydreamy indifference toward it.

Her expression had not changed, and Domini was amazed at her indifference.