Indifference vs Neutrality - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between indifference and neutrality

is that indifference is indifference, uncaringness while neutrality is the state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.

indifference

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being indifferent.
  • Unbiased impartiality.
  • Unemotional apathy.
  • * His daughter's indifference towards the sexist group made him wonder if she was even human.
  • A lack of enthusiasm.
  • Unconcerned nonchalance.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1897, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.}}

    neutrality

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
  • * "Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of public danger, desert the interest of their fellow subjects." -Addison.
  • (obsolete) Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad.
  • (John Donne)
  • (chemistry): The quality or state of being neutral.
  • (international law) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.
  • Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states.
  • See also

    * net neutrality * network neutrality * internet neutrality * NN