Definition of apathetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈθetɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈθetɪk//
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showing no interest or enthusiasm The illness made her apathetic and unwilling to meet people. The rehearsal ended in apathetic silence. We need to reach those children who are apathetic about school. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from apathy, on the pattern of pathetic.
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