Essential Meaning of apathetic
: not having or showing much emotion or interest Young people are becoming increasingly apathetic. a politically apathetic [=indifferent, uninterested] generation See More Examplesthe apathetic attitude of the public As a teenager, he was apathetic about his future. [=he didn't care about his future] Surprisingly, most Americans are apathetic toward/about this important issue.
Full Definition of apathetic
: affected by, characterized by, or displaying apathy : having or showing little or no interest, concern, or emotion apathetic voters apathetic indifference an apathetic attitude/response It's really easy to feel apathetic about politics and forget how much they affect our daily lives.— Emily Shwake NFL fans and media members are mostly apathetic toward the exhibition games.— Henry McKenna Even with Doppler radar and networks of spotters, many residents of Tornado Alley are surprisingly apathetic.— Warren Faidley She was listless, apathetic, calm with the calmness of a woman who knows she can suffer no further.— Frank Norris Children or teens who are … depressed and apathetic …— Victoria L. Dunckley People with abnormally low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) are often listless and apathetic; in fact, the symptoms may look very much like endogenous depression.— Lester Grinspoon et al. … there is no emotion and she remains apathetic to all around her. — leitrimobserver.ie
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