What does apathy mean?

Definitions for apathy
ˈæp ə θiap·a·thy

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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..

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apathy

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of apathy in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Amesbury:

    Don't mistake passion and purpose for demagoguery. I choose emotion over apathy. Being completely rational is overrated.

  2. Helen Keller:

    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.

  3. Charles Francis Adams, Sr.:

    In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.

  4. John Lennon:

    Apathy isn't it. We can do something. So flower power didn't work. So what. We start again.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love from strangers is better than apathy from relatives.

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