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apathy (noun) lack of interest or enthusiasm; indifference.

When you are not enthusiastic about, or interested in something, say, a celebration, you have apathy for it. Your apathy for something makes you indifferent to it. If people show little enthusiasm about any occasion of public interest, they have apathy for it. A general apathy among people for elections is their lack of interest in it.

  • People are convinced that whichever party comes to power, there is little change in the lives of the masses, so there is apathy among people this time for the elections.
  • Because of the drought condition this year and the consequent failure of crops, there is apathy among farmers for any celebration, be it a festival, or an occasion of national importance.
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