Definition of uninterested in English:

uninterested

adjective

  • Not interested in or concerned about something or someone.

    ‘I was totally uninterested in boys’
    ‘an uninterested voice’
    • ‘Many appeared unaware, or uninterested, that the film was based on a remarkable true story and believed the movie was too tame.’
    • ‘It shows how uninterested capitalism is in preserving, prolonging, or improving human life.’
    • ‘Seven were uninterested, three left the area, three were working and two said they were simply unable.’
    • ‘The woman was very vague to the point of being uninterested.’
    • ‘Andrew Motion has been sounded out, but has declared himself uninterested at present while he remains Poet Laureate.’
    • ‘Government leaders seem uninterested or unwilling to commit to program changes and guarantees.’
    • ‘When staff do materialise they seem harassed and uninterested.’
    • ‘And if the former Beatles were uninterested in their past, there was also the suggestion that the public were too.’
    • ‘The comedian shakes my hand briefly, but seems distant and uninterested.’
    • ‘It does not matter if you are uninterested in sport because the Hellenic Republic will have something to offer you.’
    • ‘He is proudly uninterested in anyone or anything outside of his own limited experience.’
    • ‘Many who had shelled out thousands for tickets seemed uninterested in the specifics of the game.’
    • ‘The councillor found the pupils quite uninterested at first as they didn't seem to realise that the work of the council affects them.’
    • ‘His manner was aloof, and he is said to have been uninterested in his family's concerns.’
    • ‘They are uninterested in whether these guerrillas terrorized the local population.’
    • ‘But if you're bored of the hype and uninterested in the gossip, there's always the music.’
    • ‘They become uninterested in sex and turn to comfort eating.’
    • ‘She would often ring him and have nothing much to say or even sound bored and uninterested on the phone.’
    • ‘A man with a walkie-talkie approached us, then two errant hounds frantic and uninterested in sandwiches.’
    • ‘Many foreign commentators focused on this issue, perhaps unaware that Italians are relatively uninterested in it.’
    indifferent to, unconcerned about, uninvolved in, uninvolved with, incurious about, apathetic towards, bored by, unmoved by, unresponsive to, blasé about, nonchalant about, offhand about, lukewarm about, unenthusiastic about, phlegmatic about
    impassive, dispassionate
    aloof from, detached from, distant from
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Usage

On the meaning and use of uninterested and disinterested, see disinterested

Pronunciation:

uninterested

/ʌnˈɪnt(ə)rɪstɪd/