Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.~ Elie Wiesel

indifference | noun

1. lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
2. unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him.
3. the quality or condition of being indifferent.
4. mediocre quality; mediocrity.

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While using my copy of The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becky Puglisi, bloggers at The Bookshelf Muse, the number of descriptive phrases and words that describe a person who exhibits the characteristics of indifference amazed me.

However, I felt somewhat indifferent about the word after reading through the list and found myself struggling with describing it for you, dear reader.

Using The Emotion Thesaurus listing and the list of synonyms for indifference on, I created a wordcloud.  This seemed a unique and the best way to show the variety of characteristics available to bring the indifferent character to life.

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