Definition of uninterested adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌnˈɪntrəstɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɪntrəstɪd//
; BrE BrE//ʌnˈɪntrestɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɪntrestɪd//
Showing interest
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uninterested (in somebody/something) not interested; not wanting to know about somebody/something He was totally uninterested in sport. She seemed cold and uninterested. She was completely uninterested in her sister’s career. They were totally uninterested in politics. 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 solicitor 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 dull and uninteresting. It is more common to use a different word such as dull or boring. See related entries: Showing interest
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