Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From apathy, on the model of pathetic.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

apathy +‎ -etic

Examples

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  • My political views: apathetic

    October 6, 2007

  • My general feelings toward the world...unfortunately.

    October 12, 2008

  • marked by a lack of interest

    Mr. Thompson was so talented at teaching math that even normally apathetic students took interest.

    October 12, 2016