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disinterested

adjective  us   /dɪsˈɪn·trə·stɪd, -ˈɪnt·əˌres·tɪd/

disinterested adjective (NOT INVOLVED)

having no personal involvement or receiving no personal advantage, and therefore free to act fairly: disinterested advice a disinterested observer

disinterested adjective (NOT INTERESTED)

not interested: Unlike most boys his age, he was totally disinterested in cars or girls.
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