noun, plural ap·a·thies.
Origin of apathy
Examples from the Web for apathy
The result is safe seats that lead to apathy and voter impotence, leading logically to ever-declining voter turnout.Hate Hyper-Partisanship? Support Redistricting Reform Now|John Avlon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And one arena in which to stage that confrontation—with madness, apathy, family dysfunction, poverty, etc.—is the theater.
Two basic characteristics not related to memory are apathy and indifference or callousness.Does Donald Sterling Have Dementia? And Does That Make Him Any Less of a Racist?|Robert Silverman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Silence and apathy are key ingredients to a tasty helping of bigotry.
Again: silence, from apathy or futility, is a powerful ingredient in making bigotry continue.
By being deified into Apathy (apatheian) a man becomes Monadic without stain.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
Dull and lifeless at one moment, and clouded by the apathy of despair; at another bright with the fierce fever of revolt.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
Nor did any lachrymose letter in the Times predict a speedy downfall of the Empire140 for this apathy of its local guardians.My Reminiscences|Rabindranath Tagore
But the apathy was dispelled now, and she shrank from giving Jethro pain by mentioning the fact.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill
His apathy seemed to rouse Lumley to a sort of frenzy again.The Bushranger's Secret|Mrs. Henry Clarke
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.