[ ap-uh-thet-ik ]
/ ˌæp əˈθɛt ɪk /


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

SYNONYMS FOR apathetic

ANTONYMS FOR apathetic

Related forms

ap·a·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for apathetical

  • Agatha studied Irene's apathetical face, and wondered how she could have changed into such a fright.

    Hope Mills|Amanda M. Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for apathetical


/ (ˌæpəˈθɛtɪk) /


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 apathetical


[ ăp′ə-thĕtĭk ]


Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.

Related forms

ap′a•theti•cal•ly adv.
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