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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

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
Dan Millman

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Cyril Connolly

Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
Kevin DeYoung

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
Charles de Montesquieu

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller
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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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