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"indifferent" in British English

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indifferentadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdɪf.ər.ənt/ /-rənt/  us   /-ɚ-/
  • indifferent adjective (NOT INTERESTED)

C2 not ​thinking about or ​interested in someone or something: Why don't you ​vote - how can you be so indifferent (to what is going on)? He ​found it very hard ​teaching a ​classfull of indifferent ​teenagers.
indifferently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​shrugged indifferently.
(Definition of indifferent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indifferent" in American English

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indifferentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈdɪf·rənt/
lacking in ​interest or ​feeling: an indifferent ​student She was ​utterly indifferent to his ​irritation.
neither very good ​nor very ​bad: No ​matter how good or ​bad or indifferent Foster is, he’ll always be my ​friend.
(Definition of indifferent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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