apathy

  • 1Apathy — Ap a*thy, n.; pl. {Apathies}. [L. apathia, Gr. ?; a priv. + ?, fr. ?, ?, to suffer: cf. F. apathie. See {Pathos}.] Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Apathy — ist der Name folgender Personen: Peter Apathy (* 1948), österreichischer Jurist und Hochschullehrer Apathy (Rapper) (* 1979), US amerikanischer Rapper Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demse …

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  • 3apathy — index disinterest (lack of interest), indifference, inertia, languor, laxity, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burto …

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  • 4apathy — (n.) c.1600, freedom from suffering, from Fr. apathie (16c.), from L. apathia, from Gk. apatheia freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation, from apathes without feeling, without suffering or having suffered, from a without (see A… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5apathy — phlegm, stolidity, impassivity, impassiveness, stoicism (see under IMPASSIVE) Analogous words: inertness, inactivity, passiveness, supineness (see corresponding adjectives at INACTIVE): indifference, unconcern, aloofness, detachment (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6apathy — [n] uncaring attitude, lack of interest aloofness, coldness, coolness, detachment, disinterest, dispassion, disregard, dullness, emotionlessness, halfheartedness, heedlessness, indifference, insensibility, insensitivity, insouciance, lassitude,… …

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  • 7apathy — ► NOUN ▪ lack of interest or enthusiasm. ORIGIN Greek apatheia, from apath s without feeling …

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  • 8apathy — [ap′ə thē] n. pl. apathies [Fr apathie < L apathia < Gr apatheia < a , without + pathos, emotion: see PATHOS] 1. lack of emotion 2. lack of interest; listless condition; unconcern; indifference …

    English World dictionary

  • 9Apathy — For other uses, see Apathy (disambiguation) …

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  • 10apathy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, widespread ▪ political, public, voter VERB + APATHY ▪ suffer from ▪ …

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  • 11apathy — n. 1) to feel; show apathy towards 2) to cast off, shed, throw off one s apathy 3) apathy towards * * * [ æpəθɪ] shed show apathy towards throw off one s apathy to cast off to feel apathy towards …

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  • 12apathy — Although it is the particular enemy of teachers and sports coaches, apathy often gets a good philosophical press, especially in ethical systems that regard desire and worldly interest as low and unworthy. Plato recognizes the need for passion or… …

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  • 13apathy — [[t]æ̱pəθi[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can use apathy to talk about someone s state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything. They told me about isolation and public… …

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  • 14apathy — /ap euh thee/, n., pl. apathies. 1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement. 2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. 3. Also, apatheia, apathia /ap euh thee euh/. Stoicism. freedom from… …

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  • 15apathy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. coldness, indifference, unconcern. Ant., care, passion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dullness, impassivity, indifference, unconcern; see indifference 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n …

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  • 16apathy — ap|a|thy [ˈæpəθi] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: apatheia, from a without + pathos feeling ] the feeling of not being interested in something, and not willing to make any effort to change or improve things ▪ The campaign failed because… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17apathy — noun (U) the feeling of not being interested or not caring, either about a particular thing or about life: apathy among the public …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18apathy — noun widespread apathy among the voters Syn: indifference, lack of interest, lack of enthusiasm, lack of concern, unconcern, uninterestedness, unresponsiveness, impassivity, dispassion, lethargy, languor, ennui; rare acedia …

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  • 19apathy — UK [ˈæpəθɪ] / US noun [uncountable] a feeling of having no interest in or enthusiasm about anything, or of not being willing to make any effort to change things the problem of public apathy towards politics …

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  • 20apathy — apatija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Senovės graikų ir romėnų filosofijoje – visiška laisvė nuo afektų ir aistrų, ideali dorovinė būsena, kurios turi siekti žmogus. kilmė gr. apatheia – bejausmiškumas atitikmenys: angl.… …

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