apathetic

[ ap-uh-thet-ik ]
/ ˌæp əˈθɛt ɪk /

adjective

having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive: an apathetic audience.
Also ap·a·thet·i·cal.

Origin of apathetic

First recorded in 1735–45; apath(y) + (path)etic

Related forms

ap·a·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apathetic

apathetic

/ (ˌæpəˈθɛtɪk) /

adjective

having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent

Derived Forms

apathetically, adverb

Word Origin for apathetic

C18: from apathy + pathetic
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Medicine definitions for apathetic

apathetic

[ ăp′ə-thĕtĭk ]

adj.

Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.

Related forms

ap′a•theti•cal•ly adv.
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