V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. marked by a lack of interest; 2. showing little or no emotion or animation

Synonyms: spiritless, indifferent, unemotional, impassive, listless, dull, dispassionate

Antonyms: passionate, alert, receptive, impressionable, aroused, ardent

Tips: The noun apathy refers to a lack of enthusiasm or interest. Apathetic and apathy are also closely related to the word "pathetic." Think of someone pathetically sitting on his or her couch in apathy (indifference, lack of enthusiasm).

Usage Examples:

Many young people are apathetic about voting because they donít think that they can make a difference in the political arena. (indifferent)

The decrease in computer sales is due largely to an apathetic market no longer impressed by the latest bells and whistles. (impassive, indifferent)

The speaker failed to motivate the apathetic crowd. (listless, dispassionate)

If you continue to be so apathetic about your job, you'll eventually get fired. (indifferent, dispassionate)

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