Definition of apathetic in English:

apathetic

adjective

  • Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern:

    ‘an apathetic electorate’
    • ‘Have they inspired and mobilised people who were previously apathetic about the plight of refugees?’
    • ‘The adults must be prevented from getting bored, depressed and apathetic.’
    • ‘I spent too much time just coasting and doing nothing and being really apathetic and indifferent.’
    • ‘Or is it just that we have become overly apathetic and that doing anything about all it just seems too hard?’
    • ‘As consumers, we have the power to refuse pop music that lulls us into numb, apathetic sleep.’
    • ‘The task at next year's Scottish elections is not only to win a majority but to arouse the enthusiasm of a generally apathetic public.’
    • ‘I found my players were paceless, apathetic and not really up for the challenge.’
    • ‘Like a reformed smoker, he is the more zealous because until recently he was the archetypal apathetic customer.’
    • ‘Her friend seemed so apathetic and listless she wanted to shake her.’
    • ‘Despite her uncaring appearance, apathetic tone, and collected posture, I could see the real change in her.’
    • ‘While students in the 1960s were famed for their radicalism, students of today are labelled as apathetic.’
    • ‘The tigers paced desperately and the gorillas and chimps seemed listless and apathetic.’
    • ‘Furthermore, filling up on fatty foods like bacon or cheese makes you tired, lethargic and apathetic.’
    • ‘She's reluctant to suggest that women are staying away from the polling booths because they're merely apathetic.’
    • ‘Indifferent, apathetic, she has no reason to think her life will improve.’
    • ‘At a time when apathetic youngsters are the hot topic of political debate, he is the exception that proves the rule.’
    • ‘Politicians (those few of an idealistic bent) complain that people are too apathetic.’
    • ‘I don't think people are as apathetic as they seem, but it's hard to tell.’
    • ‘The shareholders had also been shown to be apathetic in protecting their interests.’
    • ‘Today's young people are said to be the most apathetic generation ever.’
    uninterested, indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached, uninvolved, disinterested, unfeeling, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, cool, uncaring, half-hearted, lackadaisical, non-committal
    listless, lethargic, languid, phlegmatic, torpid, supine, inert
    bored, unmotivated, unambitious
    couldn't-care-less
    half-arsed
    laodicean, pococurante
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from apathy, on the pattern of pathetic.

Pronunciation:

apathetic

/apəˈθɛtɪk/