1. a- "not, without" + -pathy "feeling".
2. => without feeling.
前缀a-, 无，没有。词根path, 感觉，感情。
- apathy (n.)
- c. 1600, "freedom from suffering," from French apathie (16c.), from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability, want of sensation," from apathes "without feeling, without suffering or having suffered," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering" (see pathos). Originally a positive quality; sense of "indolence of mind, indifference to what should excite" is from c. 1733.
- 1. Apathy is the long-standing curse of British local democracy.
- 2. There is widespread apathy among the electorate.
- 3. We have been worried about her apathy since her husband died.
- 4. He was sunk in apathy after his failure.
- 5. He has an apathy to food.