English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
agitation, alarm, anxiety, care, distress, disturbance, eagerness, emotion, excitement, feeling, frenzy, fury, passion, sensibility, sensitiveness, storm, susceptibility, sympathy, turbulence, vehemence, violence
The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.
lethargy, lassitude, sluggishnessnoun
a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
the pace of things that move relatively slowly
"the sluggishness of the economy"; "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"
languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessnoun
inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
"the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
lusterlessness, matt, sputum, dreaminess, inanition, flatness, emotionlessness, lustrelessness, lethargy, languor, slackness, unemotionality, listlessness, impassiveness, phlegm, impassivity, lassitude, indifference, two-dimensionality, matte, stolidity, mat, planeness
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This is the sort of environment that Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan live for: sluggishness in the environment, competitors feeling pain.
The market was strong( early in the day) because Janet Yellen confirmed the fact Federal Reserve would go very slow on rate hikes because the economy was showing some signs of sluggishness, but maybe Janet Yellen is saying the economy is slower than most of us were thinking.
Everything's down today ... Europe's come back to center stage in terms of what's going to happen to Greece, people are also concerned about debt levels of the consumer, concerned about housing, concerned about the general sluggishness of the Canadian economy.
The general tone of this report was weak and it adds to a wide array of housing indicators that have been pointing in the wrong direction, underscoring continued sluggishness in this crucial segment of the economy.
The disappointing manufacturing output points to continued sluggishness in this segment of the economy and will likely remain a source of concern at the Fed.
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