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The synonyms of “Apathetic” are: indifferent, uninterested, unconcerned, unmoved, unresponsive, impassive, passive, detached, uninvolved, disinterested, unfeeling, unemotional, emotionless, dispassionate, lukewarm, cool, uncaring, half-hearted, lackadaisical, non-committal
Apathetic as an Adjective
Definitions of "Apathetic" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “apathetic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Marked by a lack of interest.
- Showing little or no emotion or animation.
- Showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Synonyms of "Apathetic" as an adjective (20 Words)
|cool||Inducing the impression of coolness used especially of greens and blues and violets when referring to color.|
Cool to the idea of higher taxes.
|detached||No longer connected or joined.|
On one side of the island was a hugh rock almost detached.
|disinterested||Unaffected by self-interest.|
A banker is under an obligation to give disinterested advice.
|dispassionate||Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial.|
She dealt with life s disasters in a calm dispassionate way.
|emotionless||Unmoved by feeling-Margaret Deland.|
He kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served.
|half-hearted||Feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm.|
|impassive||Deliberately impassive in manner.|
He remained impassive showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight.
|indifferent||Neither good nor bad; mediocre.|
A gifted painter but an indifferent actor.
|lackadaisical||Idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way.|
She was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical.
|lukewarm||Showing little enthusiasm.|
The film received a lukewarm reception from critics.
|non-committal||Refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like.|
|passive||Accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.|
A passive optical network is to be installed in 2000 homes.
|uncaring||Without care or thought for others.|
She had always been uncaring of her appearance.
|unconcerned||Showing a lack of worry or interest, especially when this is surprising or callous.|
Scott seemed unconcerned by his companion s problem.
|unemotional||Not having or showing strong feelings.|
A flat unemotional voice.
|unfeeling||Devoid of feeling or sensation.|
|uninterested||Not having or showing interest.|
I was totally uninterested in boys.
|uninvolved||Showing lack of emotional involvement.|
Convicted killers in documentaries sound uninvolved and mechanical.
Her opponents were unmoved and plan to return to court.
|unresponsive||Aloof or indifferent.|
These symptoms may be unresponsive to conventional treatment.
Usage Examples of "Apathetic" as an adjective
- A woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older.
- An apathetic electorate.
- An apathetic audience.
Associations of "Apathetic" (30 Words)
|blase||Very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.|
His blase indifference.
|bored||Feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.|
Strolled through the museum with a bored air.
|dispirited||Filled with melancholy and despondency.|
A dispirited and divided Party.
|drowsy||Showing lack of attention or boredom.|
A drowsy suburb called Surrey Hills.
|ennui||The feeling of being bored by something tedious.|
He succumbed to ennui and despair.
|exhausted||Drained of energy or effectiveness extremely tired completely exhausted.|
Kirov spat his patience suddenly exhausted.
|indifferent||Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.|
The universe is neither hostile nor friendly it is simply indifferent.
|insouciant||Showing a casual lack of concern.|
An elegantly insouciant manner.
|lackadaisical||Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.|
She was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical.
|languid||Lacking spirit or liveliness.|
His languid demeanour irritated her.
|languor||Tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable.|
The afternoon was hot quiet and heavy with languor.
|lethargic||Deficient in alertness or activity.|
I felt tired and a little lethargic.
|limp||A tendency to limp a gait impeded by injury or stiffness.|
The accident left him with a pronounced limp.
|listless||(of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.|
Reacted to the crisis with listless resignation.
|philosopher||A person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline.|
|regardless||(usually followed by `of’) without due thought or consideration.|
The allowance is paid regardless of age or income.
|rouse||Cause to be agitated excited or roused.|
His evasiveness roused my curiosity.
|sleepy||Ready to fall asleep.|
A sleepy eyed child with drooping eyelids.
|somnolence||A very sleepy state.|
|somnolent||Causing or suggestive of drowsiness.|
The sound had a somnolent effect.
|stoic||Seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive.|
A look of stoic resignation.
|tire||Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress.|
I m so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food.
|tired||Bored or impatient with.|
Too tired to eat.
|unconcerned||Lacking in interest or care or feeling.|
Readers unconcerned with style.
|uninterested||Not interested in or concerned about something or someone.|
An uninterested voice.
|unmolested||Not interfered with, disturbed, or harmed.|
They allowed him to pass unmolested.
|untroubled||Not feeling, showing, or affected by anxiety or problems.|
Seemed untroubled by doubts of any kind.
|weary||Physically and mentally fatigued.|
Aweary is archaic.