Uninterested vs Disinterested

Uninterested vs Disinterested

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I Don’t know about you, but my mind was blown when I realised for the first time that DISINTERESTED is not just another word that you can use in place of UNINTERESTED.

THEY ARE DIFFERENT!

आपको यह सुनकर ज़्यादा हैरानी नहीं होगी कि लगभग हर कोई ‘Disinterested’ शब्द को ‘Uninterested ‘का ही दूसरा रूप मानता है।
पर आपको यह जानकर ज़रूर हैरानी होगी कि यह पूरी तरह सच नहीं है।

‘Disinterested’ शब्द के असल में दो मतलब निकाले जा सकते हैं जिनमें से एक ‘uninterested’ शब्द के अर्थ जैसा ही है यानी NOT INTERESTED.

परन्तु disinterested का एक दूसरा अर्थ भी है जिसके बारे में आम तौर पर हमे ज़्यादा जानकारी नहीं होती है।

So, strictly speaking, disinterested does not mean ‘not interested’ ONLY.

People have become so used to the habit of interchanging the two words that many have given up the fight to preserve the distinction between them, but believe me, whether you care about it or not, the difference is there.

Let’s understand the differences between the two words and how to use them in different situations.

UNINTERESTED
Imagine yourself stuck in an awfully boring situation and with every passing second, you fell deeper into the lap of sleep.

You, my friend, are UNINTERESTED
un-minUninterested शब्द का आसान शब्दों में अर्थ है ‘रुचिहीन‘ या ‘उदासीन‘ ।
To be uninterested = दिलचस्पी या रुचि ना होना।

• She talked to me in an uninterested voice.
• उसने एक उदासीन आवाज़ में मुझसे बात की।

• Up till the age of 13, she was completely uninterested in boys.
• 13 साल की उम्र तक उसे लड़कों में कोई रुचि नहीं थी।

DISINTERESTED
This word has two meanings in different contexts.
Let’s understand:

Disinterested = Not interested / not attentive
Having or feeling no interest in something ( किसी चीज़ में कोई रूचि नहीं होना )

• The bowl is still full because Tommy is disinterested in his new dog food.
• खाने का बर्तन भरा रखा है क्यूंकि Tommy को अपने नए dog food में कोई दिलचस्पी नहीं है।

• The teacher complained that Nancy always looks disinterested in the class.
• शिक्षक की शिकायत थी कि Nancy कक्षा में हमेशा उदासीन दिखती है।
 
Disinterested = Impartial, unbiased
Disinterested can also be used for a person who is not influenced by considerations of personal advantage, यानी वह इंसान जो व्यक्तिगत लाभों या विचारों के प्रभाव में आकर कोई काम नहीं करता हो।

Now, That’s the catch here.
अक्सर लोग disinterested शब्द के इस meaning को ignore करते हैं या फिर यूँ कहें कि हम इससे unaware हैं ।
dis-min

• Only the jury that contains disinterested people, can give justified decisions.
• केवल निष्पक्ष लोगों से बनी न्यायपीठ ही सही व न्यायोचित फैसले सुना सकती है।

• The head of the family has a duty to give disinterested advice to all the members.
• परिवार के मुखिया का कर्त्तव्य है सभी सदस्यों को निष्पक्ष सलाह देना।

See, being disinterested doesn’t seem so bad now.

In a nutshell,
♦ An uninterested person is bored, unconcerned, or indifferent.
♦ A disinterested person is impartial, unbiased, or has no stake in the outcome.

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