I'm trying to find a word that would describe a state of nonchalance. Specifically, one word, if such thing exists where I describe eg. that I'm doing it bad on purpose because I don't care. In a quantitative measurement environment such as Social Media (how many likes/followers) I think it would be good to use a descriptor that is succinct in conveying that the user is purposefully not caring about such things even while using an account at said SoMe and being part of the rat race.

A word, that is a reminder perhaps that SoMe is just a vivarium filled with digital personas/avatars.

All suggestions are most welcome

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    The title of this question does not fit its substance. – jsw29 Feb 24 at 16:49
  • @jsw29 It does. See 2nd sentence. – Lordology Feb 24 at 17:04
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    Evil? Wicked? Immoral? Roguish? You will need to be more specific as to what you've considered and rejected, and why. – Jason Bassford Feb 24 at 17:44
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    Deliberately doing poorly and not caring how you do are not the same. Say a SoMe quiz: In the latter, you ignore the quiz or you take it and just answer randomly. Maybe you score poorly, maybe you score well by chance. This is indifference as the answer by @user22542 says. Now, to do deliberately poorly, you pick wrong answers. This can be described as tanking or sabotage. – Damila Feb 24 at 18:32
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    Sounds like you mean doing it poorly because you don't care enough to do it well, not because you want it to be bad. I would describe such an attempt as "half-assed." Maybe "perfunctory." A sample fill-in-the-blank sentence would help. – remarkl Feb 24 at 19:58

I'm not sure what you mean by "deliberately bad" in the title or the SoMe context, so I am answering from your desired word description. Would "indifferent" or "unconcerned" be suitable?




Antagonistic, evil (if you're going to that extreme) or troublesome. Or if you mean bad at doing things maybe weak-willed, troublesome (yet again), avoidant, slackly.

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