uninterested vs disinterested

uninterested disinterested


  • 1) obsolete Unmotivated by personal interest; unbiased, disinterested.
  • 2) Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
  • 3) Not interested in something; having no interest.
  • 4) Not having the mind or the passions engaged.
  • 5) Not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake.
  • 6) not having or showing interest
  • 7) having no care or interest in knowing


  • 1) Having lost interest.
  • 2) Free of bias and self-interest; impartial.
  • 3) Not influenced by regard to personal interest or advantage; free from selfish motive; having no relation of interest or feeling; not biased or prejudiced.
  • 4) unaffected by self-interest
  • 5) Synonyms Unbiased, impartial, unbought, incorruptible, unselfish, dispassionate, magnanimous. Disinterested and uninterested are sometimes confounded in speech, though rarely in writing. A disinterested person takes part in or concerns himself about the affairs of others without regard to sell-interest, or to any personal benefit to be gained by his action; an uninterested one takes no interest in or is indifferent to the matter under consideration: as, a disinterested witness; an uninterested spectator.
  • 6) Free from self-interest; unbiased by personal interest or private advantage; acting from unselfish motives.
  • 7) Not influenced or dictated by private advantage: as, a disinterested decision.


  • 1) He looked uninterested, as though he would rather be somewhere else.
  • 2) Most elections are decided by a small number of swing voters, geographically spread out and largely uninterested in politics.
  • 3) My parents were completely uninterested in me.
  • 4) He was the heartbeat of their team last season but he looked uninterested and a different player when he came back.
  • 5) Half of them were completely uninterested.
  • 6) Some of the brightest and most successful people have done perfectly well without a degree and after being totally uninterested at school.
  • 7) This demographic is seen as uninterested in politics and so parties aren't interested in wooing them.
  • 8) These are simple picturesque people, uninterested in politics and easily confused.
  • 9) In reality I can be totally scruffy and uninterested in style.
  • 10) I'm completely uninterested in all that.
  • 11) She is completely uninterested in stories about herself, unless they are accompanied by cartoons, which she loves.
  • 12) A year ago Black was working in a chip shop, apparently uninterested in politics until the referendum campaign lit a fire.
  • 13) WOMEN who use Botox are wrecking their friendships because their frozen faces make them look uninterested in others, a study has found.
  • 14) ‘The comedian shakes my hand briefly, but seems distant and uninterested.’
  • 15) ‘She would often ring him and have nothing much to say or even sound bored and uninterested on the phone.’
  • 16) ‘But if you're bored of the hype and uninterested in the gossip, there's always the music.’
  • 17) ‘His manner was aloof, and he is said to have been uninterested in his family's concerns.’
  • 18) ‘They become uninterested in sex and turn to comfort eating.’
  • 19) ‘They are uninterested in whether these guerrillas terrorized the local population.’
  • 20) ‘Many who had shelled out thousands for tickets seemed uninterested in the specifics of the game.’
  • 21) ‘Many foreign commentators focused on this issue, perhaps unaware that Italians are relatively uninterested in it.’
  • 22) ‘And if the former Beatles were uninterested in their past, there was also the suggestion that the public were too.’
  • 23) ‘Andrew Motion has been sounded out, but has declared himself uninterested at present while he remains Poet Laureate.’
  • 24) ‘When staff do materialise they seem harassed and uninterested.’
  • 25) ‘The woman was very vague to the point of being uninterested.’
  • 26) ‘It does not matter if you are uninterested in sport because the Hellenic Republic will have something to offer you.’
  • 27) ‘The councillor found the pupils quite uninterested at first as they didn't seem to realise that the work of the council affects them.’
  • 28) ‘It shows how uninterested capitalism is in preserving, prolonging, or improving human life.’
  • 29) ‘Government leaders seem uninterested or unwilling to commit to program changes and guarantees.’
  • 30) ‘Seven were uninterested, three left the area, three were working and two said they were simply unable.’
  • 31) ‘Many appeared unaware, or uninterested, that the film was based on a remarkable true story and believed the movie was too tame.’
  • 32) ‘A man with a walkie-talkie approached us, then two errant hounds frantic and uninterested in sandwiches.’
  • 33) ‘He is proudly uninterested in anyone or anything outside of his own limited experience.’


  • 1) He came on for England against Malta and looked disinterested.
  • 2) Self seeking is totally disinterested in serving.
  • 3) If you make too little eye contact you may seem disinterested.
  • 4) He was totally disinterested in us.
  • 5) That you'll ask some intelligent and disinterested person to look at the two scripts.
  • 6) Worst of all, he seemed disinterested.
  • 7) The key to success is the impartial, disinterested approach.
  • 8) Similarly the agent in demand can act in ways which seem disinterested or illogical when he is the one that has the top contacts and knows it.
  • 9) DID not get in many scoring positions, looked disinterested at times.
  • 10) He seemed disinterested in what I was saying.
  • 11) He couldn't march in time with anyone and was completely disinterested in it, as most of us were.
  • 12) Completely disinterested in it.
  • 13) But I just had to get over it, and the crew is totally disinterested.
  • 14) We looked disinterested today and I can't explain why.
  • 15) He had never till now called upon me to make the shadow of a return for all his disinterested love -- _disinterested_, ah, was it so?
  • 16) The first of these defines aesthetic appreciation as _disinterested interest, _ gratuitously identifying self-interest with the practical pursuit of advantages we have not yet got; and overlooking the fact that such appreciation implies enjoyment and is so far the very reverse of disinterested.
  • 17) By the term disinterested I mean detached from ulterior objects.
  • 18) Boyd had looked away, his expression disinterested.
  • 19) Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified.
  • 20) -- Hence the value we attach, in the exercise of all the affections, to what we call disinterested conduct, -- to him who does good by stealth, or who performs acts of exalted justice, generosity, or forbearance, under circumstances which exclude every idea of a selfish motive, -- or when self-interest and personal feeling are strongly and obviously opposed to them.
  • 21) Congress has shown itself to be serially disinterested is such matters.
  • 22) What we call disinterested, however, super-cats might call aimless.
  • 23) ‘As a family friend with no further ambitions, he was able to offer disinterested advice to the inexperienced future president.’
  • 24) ‘An adjudicator must be, and must be seen to be, disinterested, unbiased and impartial.’
  • 25) ‘Now, this notion of disinterested advice may also repay a claimant's examination.’
  • 26) ‘This view must surely add to growing pressure for a rethink of this process of giving disinterested information to people.’
  • 27) ‘This is not to say that there are not some disinterested and honourable people.’
  • 28) ‘There is no reason why the relevant disinterested person should not be found elsewhere within the company or, indeed, outside it.’
  • 29) ‘That part is selfless, both in the sense of being disinterested and in the sense of being detached from personal feeling.’
  • 30) ‘Who better to instigate this investigation than a disinterested neutral party like the Sierra Club?’
  • 31) ‘In all fairness, it would also seem that an objective, disinterested party should review the current planning and its impact on such history.’
  • 32) ‘I'd say that's about as far from a disinterested, objective party as you could possibly find to provide analysis.’
  • 33) ‘The fact is she is not a dispassionate or disinterested witness in this case.’
  • 34) ‘Then you outsiders - you impartial, disinterested observers - you come in and split the difference.’
  • 35) ‘Hutton is represented as dignified and fair - a disinterested figure, who stands above the grubby world of politics.’
  • 36) ‘The Fourth Amendment does not contemplate the executive officers of Government as neutral and disinterested magistrates.’
  • 37) ‘Now suppose that voters behave as unselfish, disinterested judges of what is best.’
  • 38) ‘Nor is the ‘freedom to search’ as disinterested and neutral an injunction as it appears.’
  • 39) ‘No matter how learned and disinterested those special interest groups may be, I know which society I would prefer to live in.’
  • 40) ‘He argued that Carson, while claiming to be a disinterested patriot, was defending the private interests of profiteering firms.’
  • 41) ‘They can also offer a disinterested discussion of the public interest, of why it matters that television is honest and truthful.’
  • 42) ‘Rather, it argues that progress is an effect of disinterested activity for social justice.’
  • 43) ‘A few women, however, began disinterested and grew more interested in the program over time.’
  • 44) ‘With this new and bold initiative, we have shown to the world that Indian women are not politically passive or disinterested in public life.’
  • 45) ‘At one in the morning, the Canadian border patrol guards were bored and disinterested.’
  • 46) ‘The range of emotions stretched from bored to pensive to disinterested as he took the blows.’
  • 47) ‘Governments in Australia need to be interested in productivity but they appear fundamentally disinterested.’
  • 48) ‘A group of men and women in red uniforms walked around the side of the ship, looking bored and disinterested in what they were about to do.’
  • 49) ‘Counsel asked to adjourn to the next day as the witness seemed like she was disinterested and unresponsive to questions.’
  • 50) ‘If you are utterly disinterested in your neighbor's sexuality, your indifference is not oppression.’
  • 51) ‘So, there's been no break, no lull for people to get disinterested in it.’
  • 52) ‘I think that, you know, going back to that other point, people may be disinterested.’
  • 53) ‘Yet many people are entirely disinterested in ‘Westminster Village’ chatter.’
  • 54) ‘Small wonder younger people are so disinterested in serving the community.’
  • 55) ‘For people absolutely disinterested in managing their own finances, annuities offered a simple menu.’
  • 56) ‘There were three disinterested people at the other end of the platform, waiting for a train.’
  • 57) ‘I fear the final result will be a disinterested citizenry who are non-participants in their own affairs.’
  • 58) ‘I phone roughly 150 people and get one ‘maybe’ from a rather disinterested member.’
  • 59) ‘At the signing, Williams stood alone, the people were absent, distant and disinterested.’
  • 60) ‘He was disinterested, couldn't engage with people from all walks of life in Tasmania.’
  • 61) ‘Ray McKinnon, who had looked disinterested for much of the first half, began to boss the midfield and a winner for the home side didn't look impossible.’
  • 62) ‘I wanted to ask him how he keeps doing what he does every day, even when his students seemed completely disinterested in the things that light him up.’

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