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To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

disinterested, uninterested

Disinterested means “unbiased” or “impartial.”

  • You cannot expect a disinterested opinion from your parents or your children.
  • It is difficult to remain disinterested when your own livelihood is at stake.

Uninterested means “lacking curiosity about, or lacking interest in, something.”

  • Jake and Elwood loved the blues and were uninterested in music that excited other teenagers.