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ap·a·thy

 (ăp′ə-thē)
n.
1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.
2. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.

[Latin apathīa, from Greek apatheia, from apathēs, without feeling : a-, without; see a-1 + pathos, feeling; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

apathy

(ˈæpəθɪ)
n
1. absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving
2. absence of emotion
[C17: from Latin, from Greek apatheia, from apathēs without feeling, from a-1 + pathos feeling]

ap•a•thy

(ˈæp 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.
[1595–1605; (< French) < Latin apathīa < Greek apátheia insensibility to suffering]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasmapathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stolidity, unemotionality, indifference - apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
listlessness, languor, lassitude - a feeling of lack of interest or energy
2.apathy - the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generallyapathy - the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
passivity, passiveness - the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

apathy

apathy

noun
Translations
لامُبالاه، فُتور الشُّعور
lhostejnost
apatiligegyldighed
apatia
apatija
apátia
áhugaleysi
apatijaapatiškaiapatiškas
apātijavienaldzība
apatija
apati
ilgisizlikkayıtsızlık

apathy

[ˈæpəθɪ] Napatía f, indiferencia f
apathy towards sthindiferencia hacia algo, falta f de interés en algo

apathy

[ˈæpəθi] n [person] → apathie f, indifférence f

apathy

apathy

[ˈæpəθɪ] napatia, indifferenza

apathy

(ˈӕpəθi) noun
a lack of interest or enthusiasm. his apathy towards his work.
ˌapaˈthetic (-ˈθe-) adjective
ˌapaˈthetically adverb

ap·a·thy

n. apatía, insensibilidad.

apathy

n apatía
References in classic literature ?
Doth o'er us pass, when, as th' expanding eye To the loved object-so the tear to the lid Will start, which lately slept in apathy? And yet it need not be (that object) hid From us in life-but common-which doth lie Each hour before us--but then only bid With a strange sound, as of a harp-string broken T' awake us--'Tis a symbol and a token
He had, withal, the invalid's apathy and did not greatly concern himself about the uncommon fate that had been allotted to him.
Though his apathy of disposition prevented his taking any means to recommend himself to the Lady Rowena, he was, nevertheless, by no means insensible to her charms, and considered his union with her as a matter already fixed beyond doubt, by the assent of Cedric and her other friends.
The pettishness that might be caressed into fondness, had yielded to a listless apathy; there was less of the peevish temper of a child which frets and teases on purpose to be soothed, and more of the self-absorbed moroseness of a confirmed invalid, repelling consolation, and ready to regard the good-humoured mirth of others as an insult.
Two days passed, the steam was at half pressure; a thousand schemes were tried to attract the attention and stimulate the apathy of the animal in case it should be met in those parts.
It was not that he was mean in character or humble in spirit; no, he was a philosopher, or rather he had the indifference, the apathy, the obstinacy which banish from man every sentiment of the supernatural.
The last entry in his diary was made the morning following her death, and there he recites the sad details in a matter-of- fact way that adds to the pathos of it; for it breathes a tired apathy born of long sorrow and hopelessness, which even this cruel blow could scarcely awake to further suffering:
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
So hopeless had seemed her situation to her that Jane Clayton but stood in lethargic apathy awaiting the impact of the huge body that would hurl her to the ground--awaiting the momentary agony that cruel talons and grisly fangs may inflict before the coming of the merciful oblivion which would end her sorrow and her suffering.
A curious apathy seemed to have taken possession of this resolute woman.
"One all movement, only living in society, like a fish in water; the other our Kostya, lively, alert, quick in everything, but as soon as he is in society, he either sinks into apathy, or struggles helplessly like a fish on land."
But the task would exceed our prerogatives; and, as history, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness, it is probable that Louis de Saint Veran will be viewed by posterity only as the gallant defender of his country, while his cruel apathy on the shores of the Oswego and of the Horican will be forgotten.