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apathy

[ ap-uh-thee ]
/ ˈæp ə θi /
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noun, plural ap·a·thies.
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
Also ap·a·thei·a, ap·a·thi·a [ap-uh-thee-uh]. /ˌæp əˈθi ə/. Stoicism. freedom from emotion of any kind.
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Origin of apathy

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French or directly from Latin apathīa, from Greek apátheia “insensibility to suffering,” equivalent to apathe- (stem of apathḗs ) “unfeeling” (a- a-6 + pathe-, variant stem of páthos pathos) + -ia -ia

synonym study for apathy

2. See indifference.
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British Dictionary definitions for apathy

apathy
/ (ˈæpəθɪ) /

noun
absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving
absence of emotion

Word Origin for apathy

C17: from Latin, from Greek apatheia, from apathēs without feeling, from a- 1 + pathos feeling
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Medical definitions for apathy

apathy
[ ăpə-thē ]

n.
Lack of interest, concern, or emotion; indifference.
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