[ ap-uh-thee ]
/ ˈæp ə θi /
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
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British Dictionary definitions for apathia
/ (ˈæpəθɪ) /
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 apathia
[ ăp′ə-thē ]
Lack of interest, concern, or emotion; indifference.
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