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"disinterested" in British English

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disinterestedadjective

uk   /dɪˈsɪn.trə.stɪd/ us   /dɪˈsɪn.trə.stɪd/
having no personal involvement or receiving no personal advantage, and therefore free to act fairly: 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 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.
(Definition of disinterested from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disinterested" in Business English

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disinterestedadjective

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