Definition of apathetic in English:

apathetic

adjective

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

    ‘apathetic slackers who don't vote’
    • ‘As consumers, we have the power to refuse pop music that lulls us into numb, apathetic sleep.’
    • ‘At a time when apathetic youngsters are the hot topic of political debate, he is the exception that proves the rule.’
    • ‘The tigers paced desperately and the gorillas and chimps seemed listless and apathetic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Despite her uncaring appearance, apathetic tone, and collected posture, I could see the real change in her.’
    • ‘The adults must be prevented from getting bored, depressed and apathetic.’
    • ‘The shareholders had also been shown to be apathetic in protecting their interests.’
    • ‘Politicians (those few of an idealistic bent) complain that people are too apathetic.’
    • ‘Like a reformed smoker, he is the more zealous because until recently he was the archetypal apathetic customer.’
    • ‘I found my players were paceless, apathetic and not really up for the challenge.’
    • ‘While students in the 1960s were famed for their radicalism, students of today are labelled as apathetic.’
    • ‘Or is it just that we have become overly apathetic and that doing anything about all it just seems too hard?’
    • ‘She's reluctant to suggest that women are staying away from the polling booths because they're merely apathetic.’
    • ‘Today's young people are said to be the most apathetic generation ever.’
    • ‘I spent too much time just coasting and doing nothing and being really apathetic and indifferent.’
    • ‘Furthermore, filling up on fatty foods like bacon or cheese makes you tired, lethargic and apathetic.’
    • ‘Have they inspired and mobilised people who were previously apathetic about the plight of refugees?’
    • ‘Her friend seemed so apathetic and listless she wanted to shake her.’
    • ‘Indifferent, apathetic, she has no reason to think her life will improve.’
    • ‘I don't think people are as apathetic as they seem, but it's hard to tell.’
    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

/ˌapəˈTHedik/