apathy


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

apathy

 [ap´ah-the]
lack of feeling or emotions; indifference.

ap·a·thy

(ap'ă-thē),
Indifference; absence of interest in the environment. Often one of the earliest signs of cerebral disease.
[G. apatheia, fr. a- priv. + pathos, suffering]

apathy

/ap·a·thy/ (ap´ah-the) lack of feeling or emotion; indifference.apathet´ic

apathy

[ap′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, a, pathos, not suffering
an absence or suppression of emotion, feeling, concern, or passion; an indifference to stimuli found generally to be exciting or moving. The condition is common in patients with neurasthenia, depressive disorders, and schizophrenia. apathetic, adj.

apathy

Psychology Indifference, numbness. See Erotic apathy.

ap·a·thy

(ap'ă-thē)
Indifference; absence of interest in the environment. Often one of the earliest signs of cerebral disease or depression.
[G. apatheia, fr. a- priv. + pathos, suffering]

ap·a·thy

(ap'ă-thē)
Indifference; absence of interest in the environment. Often one of the earliest signs of cerebral disease.
[G. apatheia, fr. a- priv. + pathos, suffering]

apathy

failure to respond emotionally to external stimuli.
References in periodicals archive ?
An even more malicious strand of apathy is rooted in self-interest.
E's NPI A/I subscale score improves to 3 (mild behavioral problem), with 3 points for frequency and a multiplier of 1 for mild severity, reflecting an improvement in neuropsychiatric apathy, and she is transferred to a long-term care rehabilitation center.
Contrasting voter apathy with the widespread protests for freedom of expression following the Charlie Hebdo murders in France in January he said freedom of expression and the freedom to vote should be used responsibly and with respect for others.
A shift of just one unit negatively in affective commitment results in the largest movement toward the apathy quartile.
It was only due to voting apathy by the men and women that the militants got in because they knew people wouldn't turn out to vote.
Often is mentioned an overlap between depression and apathy, which for Starkstein could be based on the fact that the loss of conceptual interest and/or motivation is a key factor in both syndromes.
I am looking for the tipping point out of apathy into caring and leading.
Apathy and fatigue are important because they have significant repercussions for the quality of life in PD.
The soul-mate to ignorance (I don't know) in a democracy is apathy (I don't care).
The research focused on exploring the various reasons for political interest and apathy among university students in order to understand why some youngsters are interested whereas others are apathetic towards our political system.
A Apathy affects about 70 percent of patients with moderate AD and is one of the most common behavior disorders in AD patients.