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Definition of Apathy


  1. Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; -- applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion.

Apathy Quotations

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
Rollo May

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
Elliot Richardson

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy.
William Bernbach

All hippies around now just represent complete apathy.
Joe Strummer
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Apathy Translations

apathy in Dutch is apathie, dofheid, lusteloosheid
apathy in French is apathie
apathy in German is Teilnahmlosigkeit, Apathie {f}
apathy in Italian is apatia
apathy in Latin is lethargus
apathy in Swedish is dvala, apati
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