• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apathetical showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
    • a Apathetical Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apathetical Same as apathetic.
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  • James Thurber
    “The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Apathy


In literature:

He sat down to an apathetic recognition.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Paul Girardot de Prefond was a timber-merchant who fell into an apathetic state on retiring from active business.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
Could this stern, determined man be the same apathetic, sarcastic being whom she had hitherto known?
"The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers" by Mary Cholmondeley
They appeared to watch Calumet incuriously, apathetically.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
But when literature, music or art are to be sustained, the community becomes either flighty or apathetic.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
Judge Custis was told to come home and take steps for their recovery, but he was strangely apathetic.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
A dead, apathetic torpor has settled over the town.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Plume had read it in dull, apathetic, unseeing fashion.
"An Apache Princess" by Charles King
But Sim Gage, apathetic, one foot lopped over, showed no agitation and no ambition.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
But there was nothing of this sort to be found in the apathetic Louis.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
Tired at getting up, tired at lying down, listless and apathetic always.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
He received the embrace apathetically, but made no opposition, as at another time he might have done.
"Frank and Fearless" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Soldiers are deplorably apathetic in this respect.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
This was no longer the apathetic Oriental woman whose obedience I thought I commanded like a master.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
Her carriage was dejected, apathetic.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The world has grown apathetic and purblind.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
The little man paused in his painful progress to look on apathetically.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Blue Bonnet took the tack hammer from Amanda's apathetic hand and rapped for order.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
The country lay torpid and apathetic under the blow.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
He stepped in and the boy looked up apathetically.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey

In poetry:

In mood apathetic
We hear energetic
But futile economists voicing their views;
And little attention
We give the dissension
Until we awoke to this dread bit of news.
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis
Poor darling, biting at her feet,
Running beside her like a dog, biting her earthy, splay feet,
Nipping her ankles,
Which she drags apathetic away, though without retreating into her shell.
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Don't be apathetic , they tell us.
Cuban missing Mavs' meeting with Deron Williams 'seems a little apathetic '.
For a guy who always talks about how much he cares, it seems a little apathetic .
Despite recent spike in natural disasters, many apathetic towards acting on emergency alerts.
Algerian vote touted as fair, but voters apathetic .
Young, Gay, and Apathetic PDF Print E-mail.
Don't be apathetic -- vote in Saturday elections.
Your typical man has an apathetic relationship with germs.
Involve more people in law-making, runs one theory on how to reverse the decline in voter turn-out, and people might be less apathetic.
John Munson/The Star-Ledger Jets owner Woody Johnson said he'd rather have fans interested than apathetic.
Her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her.
We've all been there: too tired to cook and too apathetic to pull on anything fancier than jeans.
Say something newsworthy happens… Rest assured millions of twitter users will be making the most obnoxious, pithy, apathetic comments.
I have to say, this is about as apathetic toward the Vikings as I have been in some time.
I purposely avoided MacGregor's city location (the one on Gregory Street in the South Wedge) for about a month this spring, suspecting the staff there'd been stricken with SARS: Server Apathetic Response Syndrome.