Apathy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæpəθi|  American pronunciation of the word apathy
Brit.  |ˈapəθi|  British pronunciation of the word apathy

noun

- an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
- the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally (syn: indifference, numbness, spiritlessness)

Examples

People have shown surprising apathy toward these important social problems.

People have shown a surprising apathy toward these problems.

The campaign failed because of public apathy.

...a jeremiad against the political apathy shown by so many young people...

The besetting danger of endowments - mental stagnation and apathy.

Voter apathy is especially high among young people.

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