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indifference (n.)

mid-15c., "quality of being neither good nor bad, neutral quality," from Latin indifferentia "want of difference, similarity," abstract noun from indifferentem (see indifferent). From late 15c. as "lack of prejudice, impartiality;" from 1650s as "state of being apathetic." Meaning "comparative mediocrity, inexcellence"" is from 1864.

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Definitions of indifference from WordNet

indifference (n.)
unbiased impartial unconcern;
indifference (n.)
apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions;
Synonyms: emotionlessness / impassivity / impassiveness / phlegm / stolidity / unemotionality
indifference (n.)
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally;
Synonyms: apathy / numbness / spiritlessness
indifference (n.)
the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern;
Synonyms: nonchalance / unconcern
From wordnet.princeton.edu