how to pronounce indifferent


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indifferent is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of indifferent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pretty I'm not kind of indifferent about …”

meanings of indifferent


  1. Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
  2. Having no preference or bias, being impartial.
  3. Indicating or reflecting a lack of concern or care.
  4. Not making a difference; without significance or importance.
  5. Not different, matching.
  6. Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.
  7. Mediocre (usually used negatively in modern usage).


  1. A person who is indifferent or apathetic.


  1. To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very and not at all); moderately, tolerably, fairly.

indifferent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word indifferent occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics indifferent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that indifferent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to indifferent


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