Apathetic
Apathetic Ap`a*thet"ic, Apathetical Ap`a*thet"ic*ala. [See {Apathy}.] Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless. a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older [1913 Webster]

2. showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. an apathetic audience

Syn: indifferent [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • apathetic — I adjective aloof, bored, callous, careless, casual, cold, cold blooded, cursory, disinterested, dragging, dull, frigid, heartless, heedless, impassive, inactive, inattentive, incurious, indifferent, indolent, inert, inexpressive, insensible,… …   Law dictionary

  • apathetic — (adj.) 1744, from APATHY (Cf. apathy) + IC (Cf. ic), on model of pathetic …   Etymology dictionary

  • apathetic — phlegmatic, stolid, *impassive, stoic Analogous words: insensitive, impassible, *insensible, anesthetic: callous, *hardened: unaffected, untouched, unimpressed (see affirmative verbs at AFFECT): listless, spiritless, *languid Antonyms: alert… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apathetic — [adj] uncaring, disinterested blah*, callous, cold, cool, could care less*, couldn’t care less*, don’t give a damn*, draggy*, emotionless, flat, impassive, indifferent, insensible, laid back*, languid, moony*, passive, stoic, stolid, unconcerned …   New thesaurus

  • apathetic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not interested or enthusiastic. DERIVATIVES apathetically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • apathetic — [ap΄ə thet′ik] adj. [< APATHY, modeled on PATHETIC] 1. feeling little or no emotion; unmoved 2. not interested; indifferent; listless SYN. IMPASSIVE apathetically adv …   English World dictionary

  • apathetic — adj. apathetic about; to, towards (he is apathetic about everything) * * * [ˌæpə θetɪk] to towards (he is apathetic about everything) apatheticabout …   Combinatory dictionary

  • apathetic — ap|a|thet|ic [ˌæpəˈθetık] adj not interested in something, and not willing to make any effort to change or improve things ▪ She felt too apathetic even to move. apathetic about ▪ How can you be so apathetic about the world and its problems?… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apathetic — [[t]æ̱pəθe̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything. Even the most apathetic students are beginning to sit… …   English dictionary

  • apathetic — apathetically, adv. /ap euh thet ik/, adj. 1. having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior. 2. not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive: an apathetic audience. Also, apathetical. [1735 45; APATH(Y) + (PATH)ETIC] Syn …   Universalium

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