Disinterested / Uninterested: Penggunaan, Contoh Kalimat, dan Soal

Pengertian dan Penggunaan Disinterested dan Uninterested

Walaupun saat ini disinterested dan uninterested digunakan secara meluas interchangeably (dapat dipertukarkan), sesungguhnya kedua adjective (kata sifat) tersebut bukan sinonim.

Disinterested berarti “impartial, unprejudiced” (adil, tidak memihak), sementara uninterested berarti “not interested, indifferent” (tidak tertarik, tidak peduli). Keduanya dapat digunakan sebagai attributive adjective (sebelum noun) ataupun predicative adjective (setelah noun dengan diselangi linking verb).

Karena penggunaan keliru disinterested yang meluas, seorang speaker atau writer perlu memperkirakan apakah pendengar atau pembacanya paham makna sebenarnya kata tersebut sebelum menggunakannya.

disinterested vs. uninterestedContoh Kalimat Disinterested dan Uninterested dan Artinya

  1. A judge must be disinterested at all times.
    (Seorang hakim harus adil sepanjang waktu.) predicative adjective
  2. To make a disinterested decision, we need the relevant information.
    (Untuk membuat keputusan yang berimbang, kita butuh informasi relevan tersebut.) attributive adjective
  3. As a judge, she remained disinterested in the personal conflicts of the litigants.
    (Sebagai hakim, dia tetap tidak memihak pada konflik pribadi pihak yang berperkara.) predicative adjective
  4. The mediator took on a disinterested stance to ensure fairness in the dispute resolution.
    (Mediator mengambil sikap tidak memihak untuk memastikan keadilan dalam penyelesaian sengketa.)
  5. He was uninterested in competing with anyone.
    (Dia dulu tidak tertarik untuk berkompetisi dengan seseorang.)
  6. Rafa appeared uninterested in the job offered.
    (Rafa tampak tidak tertarik dengan pekerjaan yang ditawarkan tersebut.)
  7. She taught me how to deal with an uninterested audience.
    (Dia mengajarkan pada saya bagaimana mengahadapi penonton yang tidak antusias.) attributive adjective
  8. He seemed uninterested in the topic of conversation, looking away and avoiding eye contact.
    (Dia tampak tidak tertarik dengan topik pembicaraan, memalingkan muka dan menghindari kontak mata.)

Contoh Soal Disinterested vs. Uninterested

Ketik disinterested atau uninterested untuk melengkapi kalimat di bawah ini.

  1. There will always be people who are  in buying from you.

  2. He was taught to be objective as a/an outsider.

  3. She is interested in cooking, but she is  in setting a dinner table.

  4. Judges must be  in cases, but they shouldn't be  in them.

  5. I could see him sitting in the back row at the show with a/an  face.

  6. Your lawyer will give you  advice about your legal situation.

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References:

  1. The Grammar Guru: Disinterested vs. uninterested. http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/snr/3012/16494. Accessed on May 26, 2015.
  2. Disinterested. http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disinterested. Accessed on May 26, 2015.
  3. Uninterested. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/uninterested. Accessed on May 26, 2015.
  4. Disinterested’ or ‘uninterested’?. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/disinterested-or-uninterested. Accessed on January 27, 2016.
  5. Disinterested and Uninterested.http://grammar.about.com/od/alightersideofwriting/a/disuninterest.htm. Accessed on January 27, 2016.
  6. Disinterested. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/disinterested. Accessed on January 27, 2016.
  7. Disinterested. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/disinterested. Accessed on January 27, 2016.

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