Disinterested vs. Uninterested

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What´s the difference between "disinterested" and "uninterested"?

Disinterested vs. Uninterested

Disinterested: impartial.
Example: Let a disinterested person judge our dispute. (an impartial person)

Uninterested: not interested in.
Example: This man is uninterested in our dispute. (couldn't care less)

   

Comments

3/9/2009 12:05:58 AM
Dominique said:

thanks! I'm searching and find this explaination. It's smart and easy to understand


6/11/2009 5:43:21 PM
Rebecca said:

I have to say that both words are difficult to understand in certain circumstances.The way the word structure is used in a paragrath or sentence both are very distinctive meanings. I just had those both words in a word problem and it was quite hard or mabe it was because I was unfamilar with the word.


7/14/2009 11:06:05 AM
riddhi biswas said:

nice one. all my confusion is dispelled
thank u a lot


9/2/2009 8:42:15 PM
Lora said:

Saw this in "The United States of Leland". Good to know!


10/20/2009 9:12:35 PM
Nigel said:

I've noticed that people are increasingly using 'disinterested' when they mean 'uninterested - so much so that the meaning of the former seems to be morphing into the latter!


6/8/2011 7:28:54 PM
nikki said:

oh i get it now!!!! thxx :)


7/12/2011 2:49:23 PM
Asia said:

This was not clear at all...


9/4/2011 5:46:54 AM
Soma said:

Was useful .


10/4/2011 1:38:55 AM
havv said:

very interesting


10/9/2011 12:35:35 PM
As said:

Good


10/14/2011 5:21:11 PM
Peter said:

I thought I was disinterested in this tip but interestingly I was uninterested!


12/29/2011 4:48:41 PM
amazon35 said:

this was really helpful to me, thanks!


1/13/2012 4:55:50 AM
Very true said:

"Disinterested" is totally different from "uninterested".




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