disinterested Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"disinterested" in British English

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disinterestedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈsɪn.trə.stɪd/
having no ​personalinvolvement or ​receiving no ​personaladvantage, and ​thereforefree to ​actfairly: a disinterested ​observer/​judgment a ​piece of disinterested ​advice Note: Disinterested is sometimes used to mean not interested, but many people consider this use to be incorrect. Compare uninterested.
(Definition of disinterested from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disinterested" in American English

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disinterestedadjective

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

disinterested adjective (NOT INVOLVED)

having no ​personalinvolvement or ​receiving no ​personaladvantage, and ​thereforefree to ​actfairly: disinterested ​advice a disinterested ​observer

disinterested adjective (NOT INTERESTED)

not ​interested: Unlike most ​boys his ​age, he was ​totally disinterested in ​cars or ​girls.
(Definition of disinterested from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disinterested" in Business English

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disinterestedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈsɪntrəstɪd/
someone who is disinterested will receive no ​personaladvantage from a ​situation, so their ​advice or a decision ​relating to it will probably be ​fair: Determination must be made by disinterested ​trustees or ​independentlegalcounsel.
(Definition of disinterested from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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