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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·a·thy /ˈæpəθi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ap·a·thy /ˈæpəθɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
      2: the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things
         generally [syn: indifference, spiritlessness]