an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessness(noun)
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.
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
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..
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap′ath-i, n. want of feeling: absence of passion: indifference.—adjs. Apathet′ic, Apathet′ical (rare).—adv. Apathet′ically. [Gr.; a, neg., pathos, feeling.]
The numerical value of apathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of apathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're kind of fighting apathy.
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.
Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
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- апатия, нечувствителност, равнодушиеBulgarian
- apatiaCatalan, Valencian
- apaatia, ükskõiksusEstonian
- apatia, välinpitämättömyysFinnish
- líkasæla, dølskni, kensluloysiFaroese
- אָפַּתְיָה, אדישותHebrew
- ապատիա, անտարբերությունArmenian
- 無感動, 無関心Japanese
- апатия, безразличие, равнодушиеRussian
- ľahostajnosť, nevšímavosť, apatiaSlovak
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