apathetic


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ap·a·thet·ic

(ap'ă-thet'ik),
Exhibiting apathy; indifferent.

ap·a·thet·ic

(ap-ă-thet'ik)
psychology Denotes a patient exhibiting lack of emotion; indifferent.

apathetic

(ap?a-thet'ik) [ apath(y) + (path)etic]
Indifferent; without interest. Synonym: apathic
apathetically (i-k(a-)le)
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Flack's intentions, and might have bought the plot before building commenced: but he was apathetic and dilatory.
The hope of inheriting eternal bliss helps the relations of these unhappy creatures and all others round about them to exert on a large scale, and with sublime devotion, a mother's ceaseless protecting care over an apathetic creature who does not understand it in the first instance, and who in a little while forgets it all.
"Standing by for a job -- chance worth taking -- got a quiet hint," explained the man with the broken hat, in jerky, apathetic wheezes.
He hustled on his overcoat, and bustled about in a way that showed that an energetic fit had superseded the apathetic one.
The quiet tone in which the woman pronounced these words might have led a superficial observer to think that she was entirely apathetic; but there was a calm, settled depth of anguish in her large, dark eye, that spoke of something far otherwise.
He, like his rag-weed, had settled down to an apathetic jog.
He was apathetic. Once, he mentioned that he was going away, back to the South Seas, and, once, she asked him to forgive her having come to him.
Thaka and Numgo and Gunto, disturbed by the growlings of the two young bulls, looked up half apathetic, half interested.
He seemed somewhat apathetic in the search, as though he expected no great results from it.
The fat boy, with elephantine playfulness, stretched out his arms to ravish a kiss; but as it required no great agility to elude him, his fair enslaver had vanished before he closed them again; upon which the apathetic youth ate a pound or so of steak with a sentimental countenance, and fell fast asleep.
Eshton, the magistrate of the district, is gentleman-like: his hair is quite white, his eyebrows and whiskers still dark, which gives him something of the appearance of a "pere noble de theatre." Lord Ingram, like his sisters, is very tall; like them, also, he is handsome; but he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.
HAFIZABAD -- The teachers' organisations in the district have protested against the indifferent and apathetic attitude of the higher officers for not taking any action against the Chief Executive Officer of Hafizabad District Education Authority despite registration of a case against him on the charge of allegedly raping a female teacher.