What does apathy mean?

apathy meaning in General Dictionary

desire of experiencing privation of enthusiasm emotion or excitement dispassion used often to the human anatomy or the head As put on the mind it is a peace indolence or condition of indifference incapable of becoming ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure-pain or enthusiasm

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  • an absence of emotion or passion
  • the characteristic of lacking enthusiasm for or desire for things typically
  • desire of sensation; privation of enthusiasm, feeling, oru000du000a excitement; dispassion; -- used either towards the body or perhaps the brain. Asu000du000a placed on your head, it's a calmness, indolence, or state ofu000du000a indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to energetic interestu000du000a or effort by satisfaction, pain, or passion.

apathy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, need of sensation," from apathes "without sensation, without enduring or having experienced," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, sensation, struggling" (see pathos). Initially an optimistic high quality; sense of "indolence of head, indifference as to what should excite" is from c.1733.

apathy meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

decreased caring; indifference.

apathy meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) desire of feeling; privation of enthusiasm, emotion, or pleasure; dispassion; -- used both to your body or the brain. As placed on the mind, it's a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incompetent at becoming ruffled or roused to active interest or effort by enjoyment, discomfort, or passion.

Sentence Examples with the word apathy

In striking contrast to the general apathy of the clergy of the period, Griffith Jones's zeal appealed to the public imagination, and his powerful preaching exercised a widespread influence, many travelling long distances in order to attend his ministry.

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