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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]


Showing little or no emotion or animation

Context example:

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


spiritless (lacking ardor or vigor or energy)

Sense 2apathetic [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by a lack of interest


indifferent; apathetic

Context examples:

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


uninterested (not having or showing interest)

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