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Definition of "apathetic" [ap•a•thet•ic]

  • Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. (adjective)
  • Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apathetic" in a sentence
  • "The fact that some may call San Diegans lazy and apathetic is just inaccurate and beyond the bounds of reasonableness and decency."
  • "Each week, I watch, forcing myself to remain apathetic and not get excited."
  • "It came out that everyone of the youth who did not fall under the tag apathetic was viewed as a charterist by the gang in Nyanga East!"
  • "Lisa gets criticized for being "apathetic" -- Tom says she focuses more on flavor and less on technique."