AskDefine | Define disinterested

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disinterested adj : unaffected by self-interest

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  1. having no stake in the outcome, and being free of bias; impartial
  2. lacking interest; indifferent; apathetic


having no stake in the outcome

Usage notes

According to some, only the sense of "impartial" is correct, but the term has long been used with the meaning of uninterested, or lacking interest.

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