indifference


indifference
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, supreme (esp. BrE), total, utter
growing
deliberate, studied
apparent, feigned, seeming
benign, blithe, casual

Try to treat such comments with benign indifference.

callous, cold, cool
reckless

Attacks have been successful because of a reckless indifference to security standards.

public
VERB + INDIFFERENCE
feel
demonstrate, display, express, show

She showed total indifference to his fate.

cultivate, feign

He feigned indifference to criticism of his work.

regard sb/sth with

They regard the change in corporate culture with a certain indifference.

treat sb/sth with
be met with

Constable's landscapes met with indifference when they were first exhibited.

PREPOSITION
with an indifference

Ellis spoke with a casual indifference that he did not feel.

indifference to, indifference towards/toward

his indifference towards/toward art

PHRASES
an air of indifference, an attitude of indifference

They have an air of studied indifference to the problem.

She adopted an attitude of supreme indifference.

a matter of indifference

It's a matter of indifference to me whether he goes or not.


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