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ˌæp əˈθɛt ɪkap·a·thet·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apatheticadjective

    showing little or no emotion or animation

    "a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older"

  2. apathetic, indifferentadjective

    marked by a lack of interest

    "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"


  1. apatheticadjective

    Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.

  2. apatheticadjective

    Of, or pertaining to apatheism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apatheticadjective

    alt. of Apathetical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apathetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apathetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of apathetic in a Sentence

  1. Christine Hallquist:

    This is not a time in American history to sit back and be apathetic, we must be bold in the face of the headwinds from Washington, we must be bold in the face of continuing unpredictability from Congress, and we must be bold in the face of the chaos from the White House.

  2. Paul Greenwood:

    I think it's a huge missed opportunity, a huge proportion of the electorate are disillusioned and apathetic and don't vote, and it's mostly the young ones. They are all spending a lot of their time on social. If someone had one good idea about how to reach out to them and talk to them in a language they understand, how to make politics relevant to them on social, it would be huge. But I'm not seeing that.

  3. Ayanna Pressley:

    I've always rejected the notion that people don't vote and don't show up because they're ignorant, indifferent, apathetic, don't know any better, people don't participate because they haven't been invited to. Because, in some states, it's inconvenient to. There are real barriers.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Apathetic Ignorance When someone tells you something, you know is false and thus displays their ignorance; and you’re not in the frame of mind or mood to challenge them; so, you just say; really.

  5. James Scott:

    A single spear-phishing email carrying a slightly altered malware can bypass multi-million dollar enterprise security solutions if an adversary deceives a cyber-hygienically apathetic employee into opening the attachment or clicking a malicious link and thereby compromising the entire network.

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