noun, plural ap·a·thies.
Origin of apathy
Examples from the Web for apathies
She learned more of Mrs. Grubb with every interview, and she knew that her enthusiasms were as discouraging as her apathies.Marm Lisa|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Word Origin for apathy
c.1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation," from apathes "without feeling, without suffering or having suffered," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering" (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of "indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite" is from c.1733.