Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless; indifferent.
  • adj. Of, or pertaining to apatheism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless.
  • adj. showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by apathy; having or exhibiting little or no emotion; devoid of strong feeling or passion; insensible.
  • Synonyms Passionless, unmoved, unfeeling, indifferent.
  • In biology, of or pertaining to the Apathetica of Lamarck.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by a lack of interest
  • adj. showing little or no emotion or animation

Etymologies

From apathy, on the model of pathetic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
apathy +‎ -etic (Wiktionary)

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