As adverbs the difference between moderately and indifferent
is that moderately
is in a moderate manner while indifferent
is (obsolete) to some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very'' and ''not at all
); moderately, tolerably, fairly.
As a adjective indifferent is
not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
In a moderate manner.
To a moderate extent or degree.
- During the debate, they disagreed plainly, but moderately .
- They were at least moderately happy with their bonuses.
Not caring or concerned; uninterested, apathetic.
Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.
- He was indifferent to the proposal, since it didn't affect him, either way.
- The long distance and the indifferent roads made the journey impossible.
* Sir Walter Scott
- The performance of Blue Jays has been '''indifferent'' this season.
Having no preference or bias, being impartial.
- The staterooms are in indifferent order.
- ''I am indifferent between the two plans.
Not making a difference; without significance or importance.
- indifferent in his choice to sleep or die
- Even if one appliance consumes an indifferent amount of energy when left on stand-by overnight, together they can represent 10% of the electricity demand of a household.
* Jeremy Taylor
- Dangers are to me indifferent .
* Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Everything in the world is indifferent but sin.
(mechanics) Being in the state of neutral equilibrium.
- His slightest and most indifferent acts were odious in the clergyman's sight.
* , act 4, scene 1:
*: Let their heads be sleekly combed their blue coats brushed and their garters of an indifferent knit
(obsolete) To some extent, in some degree (intermediate between very'' and ''not at all ); moderately, tolerably, fairly.
- The face of the Moon appearing to me to be full of indifferent high mountains...
* Now obsolete, but very common c. 1600-1730.