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    indifferent - not interested or unimportant

    The following two sentences mean "he has not care much about dangers."

    1. He has been indifferent to dangers.
    2. Dangers have been indifferent to him.

    If "dangers" is replaced by "her," sentence 1 may become ambiguous, meaning both "he has not cared about her (he was not interested)" and "he has been unimportant to her (she was not interested)."

    1'. He has been indifferent to her.

    Do you agree?

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    andrewg927 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: indifferent - not interested or unimportant

    "indifferent" is a human feeling or maybe also an animal's feeling but danger is not a being so that's why your second sentence does not make sense.

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