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apathy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of apathy

  1. 1 a lack of emotion or emotional expressiveness <the apathy of the people of that war-torn country comes from their having seen too many horrors> Synonyms affectlessness, emotionlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, insensibility, numbness, phlegm Related Words bloodlessness, callosity, callousness, coldness, coolness, halfheartedness, hard-heartedness, hardness, heartlessness, imperturbability, insensitivity, obduracy; blankness, deadness, emptiness, vacancy; aloofness, detachment, indifference, unconcern; stiffness, woodenness Near Antonyms compassion, empathy, pity, sympathy; receptiveness, receptivity, responsiveness, sensitivity; solicitude, tenderness, understanding, warmth; hand-wringing, histrionics, hysteria, hysterics, melodrama; vehemence Antonyms emotion, feeling, sensibility

  2. 2 lack of interest or concern <her poor grades are proof enough of her apathy concerning all matters academic> Synonyms indifference, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, nonchalance, torpor, unconcernRelated Words halfheartedness, lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness; carelessness, heedlessness, recklessness, unawareness; lethargy, listlessness; aloofness, coldness, cool, detachment, dispassion; callosity, callousness, hard-heartedness, hardness, insensitivity; bloodlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stoicism, stolidityNear Antonyms attention, attentiveness, awareness, conscientiousness, curiosity, heedfulness, keenness; sensitivity, warmheartedness; bias, partiality, prejudice; ardor, desire, fervency, passion, vehemence, warmth, zealAntonyms concern, interest, regard





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