disinterestedly


adjective

  1. unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives: a disinterested decision by the referee.
  2. not interested; indifferent.

adjective

  1. free from bias or partiality; objective
  2. not interested
adj.

1610s, “unconcerned,” the sense we now would ascribe to uninterested, with the sense of “impartial” going to disinteressed (c.1600). See dis- + interest. Modern sense of disinterested is first attested 1650s. As things now stand, disinterested means “free from personal bias,” while uninterested means “caring nothing for the matter in question.” Related: Disinterestedly; disinterestedness.

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