Definition of apathy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæpəθi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæpəθi//
[uncountable] Boredom
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the feeling of not being interested in or enthusiastic about something, or things in general There is widespread apathy among the electorate. public/political/student apathy See related entries: Boredom Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French apathie, via Latin from Greek apatheia, from apathēs ‘without feeling’, from a- ‘without’ + pathos ‘suffering’.Extra examples Such attitudes can only lead to apathy. a general apathy towards politics widespread apathy among students
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apathy