Complete Definition of "apathy"

English

Etymology
From F. apathie, from L. apathia#Latin|apathīa, from
AGr. polytonic|á¼Ïάθεια (apatheia) "impassibility, insensibility, freedom from emotion", from polytonic|á¼ÏÎ±Î¸Î®Ï (apathes) "not suffering or having suffered, without experience of", from polytonic|á¼ÏÎ±Î¸Î­Ï (apatheÅ) "to be free from suffering", from polytonic|á¼- (a-) "not" + polytonic|ÏÎ¬Î¸Î¿Ï (pathos) "anything that befalls one, an incident, emotion, passion".

Pronunciation
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Noun
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#Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.

Derived terms
apathetic

Translations
trans-top|lack of emotion or motivation
Croatian: t-|hr|apatija|f
Finnish: t+|fi|apatia
German: t+|de|Apathie|f
Hebrew: ×פת××|×ָפַּתְ×Ö¸× (apatia) f
Japanese: ç¡æå (mukandÅ)
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Polish: t-|pl|apatia
Spanish: t+|es|desidia
Serbian: t-|sr|apatija
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Category:Greek derivations
Category:Words with alpha privatives
category:Emotions

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Revision and Credits for"apathy"
  • 2007-12-30 22:58 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/75.25.79.134|75.25.79.134]] ([[User_talk:75.25.79.134|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Tbot|Tbot]]

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