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ˈæp ə θiap·a·thy

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  1. apathy

    Apathy, according to its Greek derivation, is a simple absence of feeling or emotion. There are persons to whom a certain degree of apathy is natural, an innate sluggishness of the emotional nature. In the apathy of despair, a person gives up, without resistance or sensibility, to what he has fiercely struggled to avoid. While apathy is want of feeling, calmness is feeling without agitation. Calmness is the result of strength, courage, or trust; apathy is the result of dulness or weakness. Composure is freedom from agitation or disturbance, resulting ordinarily from force of will, or from perfect confidence in one's own resources. Impassibility is a philosophical term applied to the Deity, as infinitely exalted above all stir of passion or emotion. Unfeelingness, the Saxon word that should be the exact equivalent of apathy, really means more, a lack of the feeling one ought to have, a censurable hardness of heart. Indifference and insensibility designate the absence of feeling toward certain persons or things; apathy, entire absence of feeling. Indifference is a want of interest; insensibility is a want of feeling; unconcern has reference to consequences. We speak of insensibility of heart, immobility of countenance. Stoicism is an intentional suppression of feeling and deadening of sensibilities, while apathy is involuntary. Compare CALM; REST; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    calmness, composure, immobility, impassibility, indifference, insensibility, lethargy, phlegm, quietness, quietude, sluggishness, stillness, stoicism, tranquillity, unconcern, unfeelingness

    Antonyms:
    agitation, alarm, anxiety, care, distress, disturbance, eagerness, emotion, excitement, feeling, frenzy, fury, passion, sensibility, sensitiveness, storm, susceptibility, sympathy, turbulence, vehemence, violence

    Preposition:
    The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. apathynoun

    an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

    Synonyms:
    spiritlessness, indifference, numbness

  2. apathy, indifference, numbness, spiritlessnessnoun

    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

    Synonyms:
    phlegm, indifference, impassivity, nonchalance, spiritlessness, unconcern, numbness, emotionlessness, impassiveness, stolidity, unemotionality

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  1. whatever

    nonchalant word for not caring which way something goes

    she said, "whatever. it doesn't really matter to me."

    Submitted by rinat on September 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. apathynoun

    Synonyms:
    insensibility, impassibility, dispassion, dulness, torpor, coldness, phlegm, indifference, unconcern, unfeelingness, stoicism, want of feeling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. apathynoun

    Synonyms:
    dispassion, indifference, unconcern, insensibility

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  1. List of paraphrases for "apathy":

    indifference, lethargy, nonchalance, inertia, apathetic

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Apathy":

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How to use apathy in a sentence?

  1. Frank Moore Colby:

    Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.

  2. 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.

  3. Tim Caplinger:

    We're kind of fighting apathy.

  4. The Malaysian report:

    The captain's ability to handle stress at work and home was good. There was no known history of apathy, anxiety, or irritability, there were no significant changes in his lifestyle, interpersonal conflict or family stresses.

  5. Valerie Amos:

    The government, armed and terrorist groups, continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, we need the numbness to the senseless violence and the apparent apathy to end.


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