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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (10)

1. marked by a lack of interest;
- Example: "an apathetic audience"
- Example: "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly it is simply indifferent";
[syn: apathetic, indifferent]

2. showing no care or concern in attitude or action;
- Example: "indifferent to the sufferings of others"
- Example: "indifferent to her plea"

3. (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed;
- Example: "deaf to her warnings"
[syn: deaf(p), indifferent(p)]

4. (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other;
- Example: "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"
- Example: "what others think is altogether indifferent to him"
[syn: immaterial, indifferent]

5. fairly poor to not very good;
- Example: "has an indifferent singing voice"
- Example: "has indifferent qualifications for the job"

6. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive;
- Example: "inert matter"
- Example: "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
[syn: inert, indifferent, neutral]

7. marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another;
- Example: "indifferent about which book you would give them"
- Example: "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation"

8. characterized by a lack of partiality;
- Example: "a properly indifferent jury"
- Example: "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems"
[syn: indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed]

9. being neither good nor bad;
- Example: "an indifferent performance"
- Example: "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"
- Example: "her work at the office is passable"
- Example: "a so-so golfer"
- Example: "feeling only so-so"
- Example: "prepared a tolerable dinner"
- Example: "a tolerable working knowledge of French"
[syn: indifferent, so-so(p)]

10. neither too great nor too little;
- Example: "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indifferent \In*dif"fer*ent\, a. [F. indiff['e]rent, L. indifferens. See In- not, and Different.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance. [1913 Webster] Dangers are to me indifferent. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Everything in the world is indifferent but sin. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] His slightest and most indifferent acts . . . were odious in the clergyman's sight. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre. [1913 Webster] The staterooms are in indifferent order. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial. [1913 Webster] Indifferent in his choice to sleep or die. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family. [1913 Webster] It was a law of Solon, that any person who, in the civil commotions of the republic, remained neuter, or an indifferent spectator of the contending parties, should be condemned to perpetual banishment. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 5. (Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested. [1913 Webster] In choice of committees for ripening business for the counsel, it is better to choose indifferent persons than to make an indifferency by putting in those that are strong on both sides. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Indifferent tissue (Anat.), the primitive, embryonic, undifferentiated tissue, before conversion into connective, muscular, nervous, or other definite tissue. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indifferent \In*dif"fer*ent\, adv. To a moderate degree; passably; tolerably. [Obs.] "News indifferent good." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indifferent adj 1: marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent" [syn: apathetic, indifferent] 2: showing no care or concern in attitude or action; "indifferent to the sufferings of others"; "indifferent to her plea" 3: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed; "deaf to her warnings" [syn: deaf(p), indifferent(p)] 4: (often followed by `to') lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; "whether you choose to do it or not is a matter that is quite immaterial (or indifferent)"; "what others think is altogether indifferent to him" [syn: immaterial, indifferent] 5: fairly poor to not very good; "has an indifferent singing voice"; "has indifferent qualifications for the job" 6: having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" [syn: inert, indifferent, neutral] 7: marked by no especial liking or dislike or preference for one thing over another; "indifferent about which book you would give them"; "was indifferent to their acceptance or rejection of her invitation" 8: characterized by a lack of partiality; "a properly indifferent jury"; "an unbiasgoted account of her family problems" [syn: indifferent, unbiased, unbiassed] 9: being neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French" [syn: indifferent, so-so(p)] 10: neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

253 Moby Thesaurus words for "indifferent": Laodicean, Olympian, airy, aloof, apathetic, average, backward, balking, balky, benumbed, betwixt and between, blah, blase, bored, by-the-way, callous, careless, casual, centrist, chill, cold, comatose, commonplace, cool, cursory, dead, degage, desensitized, detached, devil-may-care, dilatory, dilute, diluted, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distant, distracted, distrait, dull, easy, easygoing, emotionless, equitable, even, evenhanded, everyday, fade, fair, fair to middling, fairish, fervorless, fifty-fifty, flat, flavorless, flippant, forgetful, free and easy, frigid, glacial, grudging, gruelly, half-and-half, halfhearted, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless, hopeless, icy, immaterial, impartial, impassive, impersonal, impotent, imprecise, in a stupor, inadvertent, inane, inappreciable, inattentive, inconsequential, inconsiderate, incurious, independent, indevotional, indevout, indifferentist, inferior, inobservant, insensible, insensitive, insignificant, insipid, insouciant, intermediate, jejune, just, lackadaisical, lackluster, laggard, languid, lax, lazy, lenient, lethargic, lightweight, listless, loath, loose, lukewarm, mean, mediocre, medium, middling, midway, mild, milk-and-water, mindless, minor, moderate, modest, namby-pamby, negligent, neuter, neutral, nonaligned, nonchalant, noncommitted, nonobservant, nonpartisan, nonreligious, not bad, nugatory, numb, numbed, objective, oblivious, of a kind, of a sort, of sorts, offhand, on the fence, ordinary, overindulgent, overpermissive, pappy, passable, passive, perfunctory, permissive, phlegmatic, pluckless, pococurante, poor, pulpy, reckless, regardless, relaxed, reluctant, remiss, remote, removed, renitent, resigned, respectable, respectless, restive, sapless, savorless, slack, slight, slipshod, sloppy, slow, slow to, sluggish, so so, so-so, soft, soporific, spiceless, spiritless, spunkless, stale, stoic, stolid, stupefied, supine, tactless, tasteless, tedious, tepid, thin, third-force, third-world, thoughtless, tolerable, torpid, trifling, trivial, unbiased, uncaring, uncommitted, uncompassionate, unconcerned, undazzled, undevout, undiplomatic, undistinguished, undutiful, unemotional, unenthusiastic, unfeeling, unflavored, unheedful, unheeding, unimportant, uninfluenced, uninquiring, uninspired, uninterested, uninvolved, unjaundiced, unmarking, unmindful, unnoticing, unnoting, unobservant, unobserving, unprejudiced, unprepared, unprepossessed, unready, unreligious, unremarking, unrestrained, unsavory, unsolicitous, unswayed, unsympathetic, untactful, unthinking, unzealous, vapid, washy, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, wishy-washy, withdrawn, zealless
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

INDIFFERENT. To have no bias nor partiality. 7 Conn. 229. A juror, an arbitrator, and a witness, ought to be indifferent, and when they are not so, they may be challenged. See 9 Conn. 42.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things. "You tiresome man!" cried Indolentio's wife, "You've grown indifferent to all in life." "Indifferent?" he drawled with a slow smile; "I would be, dear, but it is not worth while." Apuleius M. Gokul