What is the meaning of I dont care?

Ross: Can you give me a ride? Russ: I don't care. / I don't care for it. Does the former mean "yes" and the latter mean "no"? I want to know the difference in meaning between whe

What is the meaning of I dont care?

Ross: Can you give me a ride?
Russ: I don't care. / I don't care for it.

Does the former mean "yes" and the latter mean "no"?
I want to know the difference in meaning between when you say additional "for it" and not.

Wookie said:   Ross: Can you give me a ride?
Russ: I don't care. / I don't care for it.

Does the former mean "yes" and the latter mean "no"?
I want to know the difference in meaning between when you say additional "for it" and not. Click to expand...
Neither of these responses actually makes much sense in this context.
You could use the first response in a conversation like this:
Do you mind if I ride with you?
I don't care.

You could use the second response as you don't like to do something, like in this example:
Do you like giving me rides?
I don't care for it.

In essence, these two sentences provide distinct meanings.  I don't care means "whatever you want to do, I'm impartial."  I don't care for it is an outdated phrase of saying you don't like something.  Make sense?
Christina

Wookie-

I have a big piece of pizza and I say Wookie would you like some?

You say, I don't care. (you are saying, if you want to give me some I'll eat it.)

You say, I don't care for it. (you are saying, I don't like pizza)  You've been given some excellent examples here.  Another possibility:

Can you give me a ride?
I don't care to.

This means "I would prefer not to give you a ride" or "I don't feel like giving you a ride."  (It would be a rude reply.)

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