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apathetic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of apathetic

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of interest or concern <people of conscience cannot be apathetic about the great suffering in this world> Synonyms indifferent, casual, complacent, disinterested, incurious, insensible, insouciant, nonchalant, perfunctory, pococurante, unconcerned, uncurious, uninterestedRelated Words halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid; aloof, cold, numb, remote, unemotional; callous, hard-hearted, insensitive, unfeeling; calm, cool, detached, dispassionate; careless, heedless, mindless; impassive, impervious, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid; lethargic, listless; unimpressedNear Antonyms attentive, aware, conscientious, heedful, mindful; caring, sensitive, warmhearted; ardent, fervent, keen, passionate, warm, zealousAntonyms concerned, interested

  2. 2 not feeling or showing emotion <gave nothing more than an apathetic gaze to his interrogators> Synonyms affectless, impassive, cold-blooded, emotionless, impassible, numb, passionless, phlegmatic, stoic (or stoical), stolid, undemonstrative, unemotionalRelated Words cold, cool, dispassionate, unmoved; calm, collected, composed; imperturbable, unflappable; reserved, reticent, taciturn; bland, blank, deadpan, dry, empty, expressionless, inexpressive, stone-faced, straight-faced, vacant, wooden; enigmatic (also enigmatical), impenetrable, inscrutable; aloof, bloodless, detached, indifferent, insensible, unconcerned, unsentimental; impersonal, objective, unresponsive; hard-hearted, pitiless, unfeeling; inconsiderate, thoughtlessNear Antonyms blazing, burning, fiery, flaming, glowing, red-hot; ardent, enthusiastic, gung ho, warm-blooded, zealous; gushing, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, sentimental; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, overemotional, overheated, perfervid; compassionate, responsive, sympathetic; reactive, sensitiveAntonyms demonstrative, emotional, fervent, fervid, hot-blooded, impassioned, passional, passionate, vehement




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