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Meaning of APATHETIC

Pronunciation:  `apu'thetik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent"
  2. [adj]  showing little or no emotion or animation; "a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older"

APATHETIC is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: indifferent, spiritless, uninterested



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap`a*thet"ic\, Apathetical \Ap`a*thet"ic*al\a. [See
Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion;
passionless; indifferent.

Thesaurus Terms
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