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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 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.


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