Indifferent tissue

Indifferent tissue
Indifferent In*dif"fer*ent, a. [F. indiff['e]rent, L. indifferens. See {In-} not, and {Different}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account; without significance or importance. [1913 Webster]

Dangers are to me indifferent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Everything in the world is indifferent but sin. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

His slightest and most indifferent acts . . . were odious in the clergyman's sight. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Neither particularly good, not very bad; of a middle state or quality; passable; mediocre. [1913 Webster]

The staterooms are in indifferent order. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. Not inclined to one side, party, or choice more than to another; neutral; impartial. [1913 Webster]

Indifferent in his choice to sleep or die. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. Feeling no interest, anxiety, or care, respecting anything; unconcerned; inattentive; apathetic; heedless; as, to be indifferent to the welfare of one's family. [1913 Webster]

It was a law of Solon, that any person who, in the civil commotions of the republic, remained neuter, or an indifferent spectator of the contending parties, should be condemned to perpetual banishment. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) Free from bias or prejudice; impartial; unbiased; disinterested. [1913 Webster]

In choice of committees for ripening business for the counsel, it is better to choose indifferent persons than to make an indifferency by putting in those that are strong on both sides. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Indifferent tissue} (Anat.), the primitive, embryonic, undifferentiated tissue, before conversion into connective, muscular, nervous, or other definite tissue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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