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Not CaringPlay
Use 'apathy' when someone doesn't care enough to respond or take interest in something. SlideDespite the team's loss, there was an air of apathy among the fans.
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Emotionally NeutralPlay
'Apathy' suggests a neutral emotion, rather than a strong feeling like hate or disgust. SlideHe met the news of his business's failure with surprising apathy.
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Common MisusePlay
Don’t confuse 'apathy' with 'sympathy' or 'empathy'; it means the lack of feeling, not sharing it. SlideHer apathy towards the plight of the homeless was unexpected, as she normally shows much empathy.