ap·a·thy /ˈæpəθɪ/ 名詞
Ap·a·thy n.; pl. Apathies Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; -- applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion. “The apathy of despair.”
A certain apathy or sluggishness in his nature which led him . . . to leave events to take their own course. --Prescott.
According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason. --Fleming.
Note: ☞ In the first ages of the church, the Christians adopted the term to express a contempt of earthly concerns.
Syn: -- Insensibility; unfeelingness; indifference; unconcern; stoicism; supineness; sluggishness.
n 1: an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
2: the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things
generally [syn: indifference, spiritlessness]