Definition of apathetic in English:


Syllabification: ap·a·thet·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈTHetik


  • Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern: apathetic slackers who don’t vote
    More example sentences
    • The task at next year's Scottish elections is not only to win a majority but to arouse the enthusiasm of a generally apathetic public.
    • The shareholders had also been shown to be apathetic in protecting their interests.
    • I spent too much time just coasting and doing nothing and being really apathetic and indifferent.
    uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, uninvolved, disinterested, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, unmotivated, halfhearted
    informal couldn't-care-less
    rare Laodicean



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • So I'll vote, and I might well vote Labour, if a little apathetically.
  • ‘Who knows, who cares,’ Todd said apathetically.
  • He glanced apathetically about at the different posters from the 20s and 30s advertising different liquors and cheeses.


mid 18th century: from apathy, on the pattern of pathetic.

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