She learned more of Mrs. Grubb with every interview, and she knew that her enthusiasms were as discouraging as her apathies.
c.1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation," from apathes "without feeling, without suffering or having suffered," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering" (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of "indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite" is from c.1733.
apathy ap·a·thy (āp'ə-thē)
Lack of interest, concern, or emotion; indifference.