having or showing little or no emotion:
not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive:
an apathetic audience.
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.
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting. Also, apatheia, apathia [ap-uh-thee-uh] /ˌæp əˈθi ə/ (Show IPA). Stoicism. freedom from emotion of any kind. Historical Examples She learned more of Mrs. Grubb with every interview, and she knew that her enthusiasms […]
apathism apathism ap·a·thism (āp’ə-thĭz’əm) n. Sluggishness in reacting to stimuli.
a common mineral, calcium fluorophosphate, Ca 5 FP 3 O 12 , occurring in individual crystals and in masses and varying in color, formerly used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. Historical Examples apatite, ap′a-tīt, n. a phosphate of lime of great variety of colour. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various […]
apatosaurus apatosaurus (ə-pāt’ə-sôr’əs) or apatosaur (ə-pāt’ə-sôr’əs) A very large sauropod dinosaur of the genus Apatosaurus (or Brontosaurus) of the late Jurassic Period. Apatosaurs had a long neck and tail and a relatively small head. See Note at brontosaurus. Historical Examples This was about thirty feet long, and is known as apatosaurus grandis. Extinct Monsters H. […]