WOW #46 – Word Of The Week

WOW – Word Of The Week is a weekly feature that I came up with in the year 2015 in order to learn new words and their meaning in the English language and improve my vocabulary.

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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

Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

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