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disinterest

noun [U] uk   /dɪsˈɪn.tər.est/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/

disinterest noun [U] (NOT INTERESTED)

lack of interest: Some kids become high-achievers to compensate for their parents' disinterest.

disinterest noun [U] (NOT INVOLVED)

formal the fact of having no involvement in or receiving no special advantage or good from a situation or event: Their close and financially rewarding relationship was sufficient to call into question the independence and disinterest of the directors.
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