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apathetic

ap·a·thet·ic

apathetic

 
pronunciation:
ae p the tihk
part of speech: adjective
definition: having or displaying little or no emotion, concern, or interest; indifferent.
The prisoners cried out for help, but the apathetic guards continued to play their game.Depression can cause one to become apathetic and lose interest in things that one typically enjoys.Although the dispute was raging between the two sides, many townspeople remained apathetic.
synonyms:
indifferent, unconcerned, unmoved
antonyms:
avid, eager, emotional, enthusiastic, fervent, fervid, keen, passionate, vehement, zealous
similar words:
impassive, inactive, incurious, insensible, lethargic, passive, perfunctory, phlegmatic, stolid, torpid, unemotional, unenthusiastic, unfeeling, uninterested
derivation: apathetically (adv.)