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.Related formsap·a·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of apathetically
Reluctantly, apathetically, the Leopard Woman's men got to their feet.
She waved her hand to them apathetically and rowed slowly on.
The little man paused in his painful progress to look on apathetically.
Miss Carter listened at first apathetically, then with growing interest.
She opened her eyes and fixed them apathetically on the strong helpful face.
British Dictionary definitions for apathetically
Derived Formsapathetically, adverb
having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent
Word Origin for apathetic
C18: from apathy + pathetic
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Word Origin and History for apathetically
1744, from apathy + -ic, on model of pathetic.
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apathetically in Medicine
Related formsap′a•thet′i•cal•ly adv.
Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.
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