Definition for apathy

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Example Sentences

They need to change the conversation about their team, which is full of doubt and apathy.

Men don’t have that kind of apathy for women like Dean does.

It reflects a lack of seriousness, some ambivalence and apathy on the part of the creative community and the inability of different companies to really set in place policies and procedures that would change the status quo.

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I don’t think most psychologists would use the word “apathy.”

We all like to throw around terms that describe human behavior — “bystander apathy” and “steep learning curve” and “hard-wired.”

The dire fatalism that dominated the discourse then is gone, replaced largely with a practiced apathy.

The result is safe seats that lead to apathy and voter impotence, leading logically to ever-declining voter turnout.

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.

Silence and apathy are key ingredients to a tasty helping of bigotry.

I've been in a sort of mental apathy since I got back—the result, I suppose, of so much artistic excitement all summer.

The narrative had excited him out of his apathy and physical exhaustion, the confession shaken the rigidity from his mind.

He studied Madame Roland with even more of stoical apathy than another man would study a book which he admires.

The school-children, owing to a more liberal educational system, had lost the customary look of apathy.

From the fatal slumber of religious apathy into which the church was falling it was to be rudely awakened.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apathy, such as: indifference, insensitivity, lethargy, aloofness, coldness, and coolness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.