Definition of 'apathetic'

See related content

Synonyms of "apathetic"
Synonyms of "apathetic"
French Translation of "apathetic"
French Translation of "apathetic"
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : rösti
Word of the day : rösti
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'apathetic'

Example sentences containing 'apathetic'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They were usually too busy trying to make ends meet to become apathetic. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)They back away and by all appearances become apathetic. Christianity Today (2000)The party has been mobilising the politically apathetic in the suburbs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The inquiry found that the public is not apathetic about politics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The reality is that most people are apathetic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Crying wolf leaves people apathetic to serious victims. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its raison d'être is to engage politically apathetic young women. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These people were apathetic and sad, with reduced drive and initiative. Louise Carpenter AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)Instead, they were mindful of his recent record away from home and his apathetic attitude towards touring. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Throughout the country, people who had generally been apathetic about national politics were swept up in a wave of protest. Divine, Robert A. (editor) & Breen, T. H & Frederickson, George M & Williams, R. Hal America Past and Present (1995)People are apathetic about politics. The Sun (2010)Young people are not apathetic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)An indifferent, apathetic, selfish attitude does not impress. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's not that I am apathetic about politics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Trends of 'apathetic'

Used Occasionally. apathetic is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage for:

Translations for 'apathetic'

British English: apathetic ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as apathetic, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about doing anything.
Even the most apathetic students are beginning to sit up and listen.


Definition of apathetic from the Collins English Dictionary
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Read more
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access