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Indifferently \In*dif"fer*ent*ly\, adv. In an indifferent manner; without distinction or preference; impartially; without concern, wish, affection, or aversion; tolerably; passably.

That they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.
--Book of Com. Prayer

Set honor in one eye and death i' the other, And I will look on both indifferently.

I hope it may indifferently entertain your lordship at an unbending hour.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from indifferent + -ly (2).


adv. In an indifferent manner.


adv. with indifference; in an indifferent manner; "she shrugged indifferently"

Usage examples of "indifferently".

He spoke indifferently, but Domini felt suddenly sure that within him there were depths of imagination, of tenderness, even perhaps of mysticism.

The drinks arrived, indifferently served, and their guard had a fizzwater while they knocked down untrustworthy vodka.

Looking out by the weak halos of gas lanterns, they were at such high mental alert that they barely noticed how indifferently the night passed without granting them the slightest advance.

He had behaved indifferently lately, but nevertheless, as he rendered us some service in the acquirement of the Haussa languages, and in other matters, I made him a present of four dollars for one extra time he had remained with us.

As the sacerdotal colleges had adopted the Heliopolitan doctrine, so they now generally adopted that of Hermopolis: Amon, for instance, being made to preside indifferently over the eight baboons and over the four independent couples of the primitive Ennead.

Indeed, in the absence of the overshirt, the trousers required severe belt-pleating to keep them even indifferently moored by her waist.

Now whenever a power regards several things indifferently, it can terminate its action in any of them indifferently, as is plain in rational powers, which regard opposites, and can do either of them.

The stickies shrieked under the rain of heavy but indifferently aimed blows.

Alberta Wicks in a bored tone, while the other girl nodded indifferently.

Logically enough, subjects who worked indifferently for both sides were identified with purple, but Fat Boy remembered His problem with Black Power actives, and so he grayed the purple down to mauve.

I answered coolly and indifferently, but watching her as I spoke, that they were the Venetian ambassadors on their way from London.

He sat on a chair indifferently, so Deb, who had been standing, perched on the bed, it being comfortable at least.

Resolving, therefore, to follow the instructions which I pretended to receive indifferently.

The nun ate well and drank indifferently, but I was in too great a hurry to see the beautiful black hair of this victim to her goodness of heart, and I could not follow her example.

Even Chaplin was there, much of his flesh burned away, his rib-cage played upon indifferently well.