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apathetic

[ap-uh-thet-ik] /ˌæp əˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
having or showing little or no emotion:
apathetic behavior.
2.
not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive:
an apathetic audience.
Also, apathetical.
Origin of apathetic
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; apath(y) + (path)etic
Related forms
apathetically, adverb
Synonyms
1. unfeeling, impassive, cool. 2. uninterested, unconcerned.
Antonyms
1. emotional. 2. concerned.
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  • Agatha studied Irene's apathetical face, and wondered how she could have changed into such a fright.

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British Dictionary definitions for apathetical

apathetic

/ˌæpəˈθɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent
Derived Forms
apathetically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from apathy + pathetic
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Word Origin and History for apathetical

apathetic

adj.

1744, from apathy + -ic, on model of pathetic.

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apathetical in Medicine

apathetic ap·a·thet·ic (āp'ə-thět'ĭk)
adj.
Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.


ap'a·thet'i·cal·ly adv.
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