WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•a•thy /ˈæpəθi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. lack of interest in or concern for things;
    indifference.
See -path-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•a•thy  (apə thē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -thies. 
  1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
  2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
Also,  ap•a•thei•a, ap•a•thi•a  (ap′ə thēə).USA pronunciation Stoicism. freedom from emotion of any kind.
  • Greek apátheia insensibility to suffering, equivalent. to apathe- (stem of apathé̄s) unfeeling (a- a-6 + pathe-, variant stem of páthos pathos) + -ia -ia
  • Latin apathīa
  • French)
  • ( 1595–1605
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged coolness.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  indifference. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ardor, fervor.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

apathy /ˈæpəθɪ/ n
  1. absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin, from Greek apatheia, from apathēs without feeling, from a-1 + pathos feeling



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