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.
absence of interest in or enthusiasm for things generally considered interesting or moving
absence of emotion
c.1600, “freedom from suffering,” from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia “freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation,” from apathes “without feeling, without suffering or having suffered,” from a- “without” (see a- (3)) + pathos “emotion, feeling, suffering” (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of “indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite” is from c.1733.
apathy ap·a·thy (āp’ə-thē)
Lack of interest, concern, or emotion; indifference.
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 […]
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 […]