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APATHY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apathy mean? 

APATHY (noun)
  The noun APATHY has 2 senses:

1. an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
2. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

  Familiarity information: APATHY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APATHY (noun)


Sense 1apathy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An absence of emotion or enthusiasm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("apathy" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apathy"):

emotionlessness; impassiveness; impassivity; indifference; phlegm; stolidity; unemotionality (apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions)

languor; lassitude; listlessness (a feeling of lack of interest or energy)


Sense 2apathy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

spiritlessness; apathy; numbness; indifference

Hypernyms ("apathy" is a kind of...):

passiveness; passivity (the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative)


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