WOW #46 – Word Of The Week

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WOW #46 – Word Of The Week

Word:

Apathy

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

Pronunciation:

ah-pauh-thee-uh | /ˈapəθi/

Meaning:

  • lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  • a lack of emotional interest

Related Phrases:

Synonyms:

  • indifference
  • unconcern
  • passivity
  • detachment
  • lassitude
  • mopery
  • affectlessness
  • emotionlessness

Antonyms:

  • enthusiasm
  • interest
  • passion

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Early 17th century: from French apathie, via Latin from Greek apatheia, from apathēs ‘without feeling’, from a-‘without’ + pathos ‘suffering’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • This time around, election fever appears extremely subdued — partly because of the pandemic but also from an underlying apathy. –NYT
  • After his father’s demise he sank into apathy.
  • Her apathy lead to her divorce.
  • His apathy was the cause of his mental rehabilitation.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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A bank of all the words that have been discussed in WOW so far

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