Do You Mean Dis— or Un—?

“The pitcher seemed disinterested for the first two innings, but then he came to life and struck out three players in a row.”

That pitcher may have appeared uninterested (meaning he didn’t seem to care, was not interested), but given his enormous salary and perks, it is highly unlikely he was disinterested (meaning unbiased).

A judge and jury should be/must be disinterested in your case, but it would be terrible if they were uninterested.

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