Definition of apathetic in English:


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


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


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



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
More example sentences
  • 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.

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