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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: apatheia, from a- 'without' + pathos 'feeling'

apathy

noun
     
ap‧a‧thy [uncountable]
the feeling of not being interested in something, and not willing to make any effort to change or improve things:
The campaign failed because of public apathy.

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