Definition of 'apathy'
Video: pronunciation of 'apathy'
Example sentences containing 'apathy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
At least they will not have to worry about public apathy on Friday. The Sun (2016) Political apathy - you're not likely to see the student body at a march. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It risks stirring little except an intense public apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Many pastors said they deal with apathy and indifference. Christianity Today (2000)Many more slumped back into political apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What a tragedy it would be if through our ignorance or apathy we allowed these wonderful birds to disappear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The amount of games was increased in 2006 with no sign of public apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But this year's show looks set to stir little but intense public apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This has inspired overwhelming feelings of apathy and cynicism, particularly with regards to accountability. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Is it ignorance or apathy? Times, Sunday Times (2009)For many complex reasons, there is a dangerous sense of political apathy across Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But, equally, it is unfair to accuse them of making political apathy into a norm. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Still, it is hard to be optimistic about the Cup in the face of such public apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second is how the free world helped this happen, through a combination of apathy, ignorance and misplaced goodwill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'apathy'
In Common Usage. apathy is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'apathy'
British English: apathy NOUN
You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in anything.
They told me about isolation and public apathy.
Definition of apathy from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.