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.
She learned more of Mrs. Grubb with every interview, and she knew that her enthusiasms were as discouraging as her apathies.
Marm Lisa Kate Douglas Wiggin
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.
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. […]
. Historical Examples Find the area of triangle APB in terms of x, the side of the square. The Canterbury Puzzles Henry Ernest Dudeney abbreviation (in the US) all-points bulletin noun See all-points bulletin also a.p.b., 1960, police jargon initialism for all-points bulletin, itself attested by 1953 (perhaps more in the jargon of detective novels […]