having or showing little or no emotion:
apathetic behavior.
not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive:
an apathetic audience.
Historical Examples

Mrs. Ladue looked at her daughter sitting there so apathetically.
Concerning Sally William John Hopkins

She opened her eyes and fixed them apathetically on the strong helpful face.
Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

She watched it all apathetically, as if the goods displayed about had been the leaves upon the trees set forth for her admiration.
The Girl from Montana Grace Livingston Hill

I apathetically fell in with the idea, and invited Terry to join me.
The Four Pools Mystery Jean Webster

There watched him, apathetically, over the narrow way, that grim and dubious woman whose house is the Night.
The Book of Wonder Edward J. M. D. Plunkett, Lord Dunsany

Reluctantly, apathetically, the Leopard Woman’s men got to their feet.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White

He leaned menacingly toward Roger who, chin resting on the table, regarded him apathetically.
Bread Overhead Fritz Reuter Leiber

She waved her hand to them apathetically and rowed slowly on.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens

But no change is in the long run so apathetically accepted as the presence of a colony of aliens.
Roden’s Corner Henry Seton Merriman

Jeanne reported the news to Bob, but she received it apathetically.
A Daughter of the Union Lucy Foster Madison

having or showing little or no emotion; indifferent

1744, from apathy + -ic, on model of pathetic.

apathetic ap·a·thet·ic (āp’ə-thět’ĭk)
Lacking interest or concern; indifferent.
ap’a·thet’i·cal·ly adv.


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