About Writing: Uninterested in your disinterest

This one bothers me more than it should, but there’s a difference between Uninterested and Disinterested. The two words are not synonymous.

While a Judge may be uninterested in the court’s proceedings, he should always be disinterested in the outcome.

Uninterested means not showing any interest.

Disinterested means being impartial – having no personal interest at stake.

The difference in meaning matters.

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