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Synonyms for indifference

Synonyms for indifference

Synonyms for indifference

unbiased impartial unconcern

apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care

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Elinor could not help smiling at this display of indifference towards the manners of a person, to whom she had often had difficulty in persuading Marianne to behave with tolerable politeness; and resolved within herself, that if her sister persisted in going, she would go likewise, as she did not think it proper that Marianne should be left to the sole guidance of her own judgment, or that Mrs.
It seems to me to show an abominable sort of conceited independence, a most country-town indifference to decorum.
There was a vacancy in the looks of Charlotte, during the scientific execution of the different individuals who had been labouring at the several instruments in the course of the evening, that denoted a total indifference to the display.
She would trample on the neck of humility, she would kneel at the feet of disdain; she would meet tenderness with secret contempt, indifference she would woo with ceaseless assiduities.
D'Artagnan remarked upon the face of Aramis a complete indifference to this question of Porthos.
He was quite good-tempered, a little amused, but his indifference was obvious.
They bore the curate with contemptuous indifference, but the district visitor excited their bitter hatred.
Absolute indifference," he declared promptly, "unless--"
But beware how you presume on an appearance of indifference, which is nothing but conceit in disguise.
As he entered the picture-gallery and paused for a moment looking at Felix on the sofa, his large, cold, steady gray eyes rested on the little man with an indifference that just verged on contempt.
With a heavy dropping at the corners of his mouth, with a stolid indifference staring dull in his eyes, there he sat, a man forearmed, in his own obstinate neutrality, against all temptation to engage in the conflict of opinions that was to come.
An assumption of dignified, cold indifference would hardly do, after what he knew of my devotion - to his face, at least.
The former of these teaching the folly and vanity of it, and the latter correcting it as unlawful, and at the same time assuaging it, by raising future hopes and assurances, which enable a strong and religious mind to take leave of a friend, on his deathbed, with little less indifference than if he was preparing for a long journey; and, indeed, with little less hope of seeing him again.
And in spite of the complete, as he supposed, contempt and indifference he now felt for his wife, at the bottom of his heart, Alexey Alexandrovitch still had one feeling left in regard to her--a disinclination to see her free to throw in her lot with Vronsky, so that her crime would be to her advantage.
Ossipon after waiting for something, word or sign, that did not come, made an effort to assume a sort of indifference.