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Definition of Apathy

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

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

As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
Hunter S. Thompson

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Leo Buscaglia

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

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