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Definition of Indifference

Indifference

  1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
  2. Passableness; mediocrity.
  3. Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
  4. Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.

Indifference Quotations

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie

The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.
Tim Holden

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
Elie Wiesel

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
J. K. Rowling

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
Roger Waters
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Indifference Translations

indifference in Dutch is flegma
indifference in Norwegian is likegyldighet
indifference in Spanish is indiferencia
indifference in Swedish is likgiltighet