Having no stake or interest in the outcome; free of bias, impartial.
* 1791 , (James Boswell), Life of Samuel Johnson :
* 1919 , , :
- Sir, you have a right to that kind of respect, and are arguing for yourself. I am supporting the principle, and am disinterested in doing it, as I have no such right.
*2011 , (Steven Pinker), The Better Angels of Our Nature , Penguin 2012, p. 220:
*:People are better off abjuring violence, if everyone else agrees to do so, and vesting authority in a disinterested third party.
Uninterested, lacking interest.
* 1684 , Contempl. State of Man I. x
- With his disinterested passion for art, he had a real desire to call the attention of the wise to a talent which was in the highest degree original; [...]
* 1936 , (Djuna Barnes), Nightwood , Faber & Faber 2007, p. 43:
- How dis-interested are they in all Worldly matters, since they fling their Wealth and Riches into the Sea.
* 1967 , Tommy Frazer, The Sun (Baltimore), "A 'Doctor' Of Karate", March 27
- Robin took to wandering again, to intermittent travel from which she came back hours, days later, disinterested .
- Those spotted are usually taught so slowly that they grow disinterested and quit.
*Leading authorities consider usage of this word with the meaning of uninterested acceptable,
Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
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Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
Immune to damage or effect.