Definitions for apathyˈæp ə θi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•a•thyˈæp ə θi(n.)(pl.)-thies.

  1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.

  2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.

Origin of apathy:

1595–1605; (< F) < L apathīa < Gk apátheia insensibility to suffering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apathy(noun)

    an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

  2. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessness(noun)

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Wiktionary

  1. apathy(Noun)

    Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apathy(noun)

    want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; -- applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion

Freebase

  1. Apathy

    Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical and/or physical life. They may lack a sense of purpose or meaning in their life. He or she may also exhibit insensibility or sluggishness. In positive psychology, apathy is described as a result of the individual feeling they do not possess the level of skill required to confront a challenge. It may also be a result of perceiving no challenge at all. In light of the insurmountable certainty of universal doom, apathy is the default mode of existential nihilism, and, as such, is not considered to be a pathological state by those who experience it..

Editors Contribution

  1. apathy

    not caring at all then forth not ever doing anything

    I have total apathy in my dumb school work


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

apathy(noun)

a lack of interest or enthusiasm

his apathy towards his work.

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