Meaning of adiaphorous in English:


Pronunciation /ˌadɪˈafərəs/


  • Neutral, impartial; indifferent to; peripheral, irrelevant; specifically of or relating to adiaphora or religious issues not considered to be central to a particular faith; governed or guided by what is considered adiaphora.


Early 17th century. From (i) post-classical Latin adiaphorus (in prosody, of syllables) optionally short or long, of variable quantity, (in philosophical or religious context) indifferent, (of a medicinal agent) neither harmful nor beneficial.