uninterested

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uninterested having no care or interest in knowing "she appeared totally uninterested"
    • adj uninterested not having or showing interest "an uninterested spectator"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uninterested Not having the mind or the passions engaged; as, uninterested in a discourse or narration.
    • Uninterested Not interested; not having any interest or property in; having nothing at stake; as, to be uninterested in any business.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uninterested Not interested; not having any interest or property in something specified; not personally concerned: as, to be uninterested in business.
    • uninterested Not having the mind or the passions engaged: as, to be uninterested in a discourse or narration.
    • uninterested Synonyms See disinterested.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uninterested un-in′tėr-es-ted not interested or personally concerned in, not engaging the attention of
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert%20K.%20Chesterton
    “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.”
  • Harry S Truman
    Harry%20S%20Truman
    “Being too good is apt to be uninteresting.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert%20K.%20Chesterton
    “There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur%20Schopenhauer
    “If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.”

Usage

In literature:

I have hastened over this ambiguous and uninteresting period with a rapidity I trust all but antiquaries will forgive.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Sailor Boy and Brier were exceedingly affectionate; Hector kindly, but uninterested.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
They call me uninteresting, but they can't do without me.
"In Midsummer Days and Other Tales" by August Strindberg
He became uninteresting to himself, unimportant, a dull stranger.
"The Seven who were Hanged" by Leonid Andreyev
But the characters whom I met with were of a uniform and uninteresting description.
"Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Hitherto I had been as it were a mere spectator, though far from an uninterested one, of the singular scene which had passed.
"Rob Roy, Volume 2., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
But the characters whom I met with were of a uniform and uninteresting description.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Other people uninterested in the sermon found relief in the beetle, and they eyed it too.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Part 2." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The train left Lancaster at half past nine, and reached Liverpool at twelve, over as flat and uninteresting a country as I ever travelled.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Then the chicks became uninteresting, and were handed over to Black Billy.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
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In poetry:

Undoggedly I interest myself
in his uninteresting concerns,
grow backward to him,
more than hoping to find
a forward interest for myself.
"Occupation: Father" by Ben Jonson
"My bride!" said gallant CAPTAIN TODD,
"She's mine, uninteresting clod!
My own, my darling charmer!"
"Oh dear," said she, "you're just too late -
I'm married to, I beg to state,
This comfortable farmer!"
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The Bookworm's an uninteresting grub,
Whether he's all alone or in a club.
Of stupid books which seem to us a bore,
The Bookworm will devour the very core.
Did Solomon or somebody affirm
The early reed-bird catches the bookworm?
"A Phenomenal Fauna" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

I'VE seen life through the eyes of a zombie, and it turns out that zombies lead pretty uninteresting lives.
I asked, trying to sound uninterested.
The unemployable producing the unsaleable for the uninterested.
Power pop by an uninterested band.
Manitoba woman who killed daughter ' uninterested ' in parenting: social worker.
San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh uninterested in reliving handshake moment.
Politics Haslam Uninterested in Seeing Legislators Again This Year.
Colts uninterested in spoiler role (video).
The unemployable producing the unsaleable for the uninterested .
Iran Almost Completely Uninterested in Dialogue.
2012 home football schedule could be most uninteresting in years (poll).
Sarah Palin's Book to Reveal the Most Uninteresting Parts of Her Life.
The New Black Panthers' Unpunished Threats The Department of Justice appears uninterested in pursuing the group.
Cronenberg delivers uninteresting, unsatisfying movie in 'Cosmopolis.
Uninterested in school, he dropped out after 11th grade without receiving a high school diploma.
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In science:

Although there is an improved discovery potential at the LHC compared to the Tevatron, it will still be a challenge to separate out the “interesting” from the “uninteresting” events.
Proceedings for TASI 2009 Summer School on "Physics of the Large and the Small": Introduction to the LHC experiments
Complementary remarks on χ and on E xt groups. (1) Note that the analogue over Fp of χ between Weyl modules is uninteresting as it satisfies the orthonormal property.
A homological interpretation of Jantzen's sum formula
In particular the latter results agree very well with available lattice data down to temperatures about three times the phase transition temperature so that the range of applicability of weak-coupling results does not appear to be restricted to uninterestingly high temperatures.
Thermodynamics of QCD at large quark chemical potential
As these technical steps are rather standard and uninteresting we will not pursue them explicitly here.
Scattering for the quartic generalised Korteweg-de Vries equation
To avoid this uninteresting result, one first fixes a precision ǫ > 0.
Complexity for extended dynamical systems
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