Definition of apathy in English:

apathy

Line breaks: ap¦athy
Pronunciation: /ˈapəθi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern: widespread apathy among students
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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;
rare acedia, mopery

Origin

early 17th century: from French apathie, via Latin from Greek apatheia, from apathēs 'without feeling', from a- 'without' + pathos 'suffering'.

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