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apathy

ap·a·thy

apathy

 
 
pronunciation:
ae p thi
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: absence of desire or emotion.
She had hoped for some loving response from her father, but he showed only apathy toward her.She was overcome by apathy while on this medication, and she spent hours every day just staring at the wall.
synonyms:
impassivity
antonyms:
delirium, fervor, passion, zest
similar words:
boredom, inertia, stupor, torpor
definition 2: lack of interest in things that generally arouse interest or concern; indifference.
Many people didn't vote in the election due to apathy.The teacher was disappointed to see only apathy in the eyes of many of the students.
synonyms:
indifference, unconcern
antonyms:
dedication, devotion, enthusiasm, zeal
similar words:
boredom, lethargy, phlegm, stupor, torpor
Word Parts
The word apathy contains the following part:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.