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 .
- ap·a·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use apathetic in a sentence
Both were victims because they were too apathetic to find a better place to leave their equipment.
So often, lately, movie creatives seem not only apathetic about trying to capture it, but ignorant that such an it factor even existed in the first place.The Dazzling ‘In the Heights’ May Be the Best Movie Musical in Decades | Kevin Fallon | June 11, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Nobody leaves feeling apathetic about Ashley, the mark of a well-written character.Every ‘Mass Effect’ squadmate, ranked from a storytelling perspective | Jhaan Elker | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
As automation continues to entrench itself in every aspect of search marketing, it may be easy to become apathetic towards it or even resent how these developments change our workflows.Automation isn’t about what machines can do for you, it’s about what you can do together | George Nguyen | April 15, 2021 | Search Engine Land
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He began his education at Franklin & Marshall, but was academically apathetic.
“The song was awkward for Marxist critics because of its apathetic character,” the scholar Franz Mennemeier noted.
Pitre is right, combat is about screw-ups, bad officers, apathetic contractors, regret, unfairness, and impossible missions.'Fives and Twenty-Fives' Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone | Brian Castner | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to a Pew Poll in December, Americans are more apathetic about any kind of military intervention than ever before.If It Isn’t Our Problem, Don’t Solve It, Say Americans | Joe Concha | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Traditionally worn by sixth-graders and jocks and those who lounge aggressively, the draw-stringed trouser is defiantly apathetic.NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550 | Sujay Kumar | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He tried to console her, to amuse her, but what distraction could be found to appeal to that monstrously apathetic nature?The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
At the sound of the word divorce the apathetic old draper seemed to wake up.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
How could the apathetic be awakened, the discouraged stimulated, the overworked rested and cheered?The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
But the mean, where it dwelt chiefly, was an apathetic fascination, partly of horror; as of Europa in mid ocean with her bull.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
But the other men were less apathetic, and had followed the brave man to the door.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for apathetic
having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent
- apathetically, adverb
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