Synonyms for apathy:
Sense 1 (noun)
cabin fever, the doldrums.
Sense 2 (noun)
slowness, languidness, Sopor, cloddishness, lethargy, denseness, drowsiness, sluggishness, dimness, stupefaction, doltishness, obtuseness, benumbedness, boorishness, thick-wittedness, stupidness, sleepiness, ponderousness.
inadvertence, indifference, absent-mindedness, disinterestedness, forgetfulness, oversight, obliviousness, heedlessness, unconcern, negligence, preoccupation, disregard, distraction, absence, befuddlement, Inobservance, dreaminess, unconsciousness, aloofness, lack of interest, inattention, lapse, carelessness, Incuriosity, thoughtlessness, detachment, disregardfulness.
heartlessness, ruthlessness, emotionlessness, bluntness, coolness, blindness, insensitiveness, dispassion, hardheartedness, insensitivity, passionlessness, toughness, callousness, cold-bloodedness, numbness, passivity, Objectiveness, Stoniness, nonchalance, hardness.
Usage examples for apathy:
- Stella was put to bed; for days she lay in deep apathy. - "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
- The attitude of the towns was one of apathy and indifference, like that of the General in Bracebridge Hall, which, published in 1822, proves how history repeats itself in agricultural as in other matters: He is amazingly well- contented with the present state of things, and apt to get a little impatient at any talk about national ruin and agricultural distress. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
- It is now like a neglected bush- town, and speaks of apathy in all concerned. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.