- Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern: widespread apathy among studentsMore example sentences
indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, passivity, passiveness, detachment, dispassion, dispassionateness, lack of involvement, phlegm, coolness; listlessness, lethargy, languor, lassitude, torpor; boredom, ennui, accidie• rare acedia, mopery
- Another reason for voter apathy is a lack of confidence in politicians.
- He also signalled the need for politicians to combat public apathy by re-establishing trust.
- The apathy and lack of compassion he describes, are also present in our own US health care system.
early 17th century: from French apathie, via Latin from Greek apatheia, from apathēs 'without feeling', from a- 'without' + pathos 'suffering'.