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1. apathy

noun. ['ˈæpəθi'] the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally.

Synonyms

  • passiveness
  • numbness
  • indifference
  • spiritlessness

Antonyms

  • sadness
  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness

Etymology

  • apathie (French)
  • apathia (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word apathy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Talk to your spouse or partner about how you feel about the apathy in your relationship.

2. Adjective
This tone reflects his apathy or unpleasant attitude toward the customer.

Quotes containing the word apathy


1. The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
- Jane Goodall

2. Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
- Dan Millman

3. ...the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel"something ... or they couldn't possibly hate. Therefore, there's some way in which I can get to them.
- Leo Buscaglia

2. apathy

noun. ['ˈæpəθi'] an absence of emotion or enthusiasm.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • listlessness
  • lassitude
  • languor
  • stolidity
  • emotionlessness
  • indifference
  • impassiveness
  • phlegm
  • impassivity

Antonyms

  • hope
  • pleasure
  • gravity
  • dislike

Etymology

  • apathie (French)
  • apathia (Latin)
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