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disinterested (adj) free from prejudice or selfish interests.

A disinterested person is free from prejudices or favors. They are not influenced by personal feelings. They are therefore fair and impartial. A disinterested view of a dispute is an impartial view of a dispute. Disinterested service is service without any selfish interest.

  • One of the functions of the UN is to mediate between warring countries in a disinterested manner, and thus to convince the nations that it is impartial.
  • The service rendered by Florence Nightingale to the wounded soldiers in the Crimean War is a shining example of disinterested service that shows how human beings can sometimes rise to total selflessness.
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