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Definition of uninterested adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ʌnˈɪntəˌrɛstəd//
, NAmE//ʌnˈɪntrɛstəd//
uninterested (in somebody/something)
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not interested; not wanting to know about someone or something He was totally uninterested in sports. She seemed cold and uninterested. Which Word?interested / interesting / uninterested / disinterested / uninteresting The opposite of interested is uninterested or not interested:He is completely uninterested in politics. I am not really interested in politics. Disinterested means that you can be fair in judging a situation because you do not feel personally involved in it:A lawyer can give you disinterested advice.However, in speech it is sometimes used instead of uninterested, although this is thought to be incorrect. The opposite of interesting can be uninteresting:The food was bland and uninteresting.It is more common to use a different word such as dull or boring.
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