V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. unbiased and impartial, and therefore objective; 2. uninterested

Synonyms: unbiased, impartial, objective, neutral, dispassionate, indifferent, uninterested

Antonyms: interested, biased, partial

Tips: Some people believe that using disinterested to mean uninterested is incorrect; however, this is one possible definition of the word. Disinterested is more appropriately used to describe someone being objective, impartial, unbiased, and not taking sides or having a personal stake in the outcome of something.

Usage Examples:

In order to obtain a fair result, we need to ask a disinterested party to be our judge. (unbiased, neutral)

Having seen countless other trials, the man observed the current proceedings with disinterest. (indifference) noun

Jurors must be disinterested in a case in order for the trial to be fair. (impartial, unbiased)

She was disinterested in the professor's lecture and stared out the window while he talked. (uninterested)

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