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APATHETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apathetic mean? 

APATHETIC (adjective)
  The adjective APATHETIC has 2 senses:

1. showing little or no emotion or animation
2. marked by a lack of interest

  Familiarity information: APATHETIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APATHETIC (adjective)


Sense 1apathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing little or no emotion or animation

Context example:

a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older

Similar:

spiritless (lacking ardor or vigor or energy)


Sense 2apathetic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by a lack of interest

Synonyms:

indifferent; apathetic

Context examples:

an apathetic audience / the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent

Similar:

uninterested (not having or showing interest)


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