Apathetic Legal Term
Passive, stoic, phlegmatic, apathetic, stoic means insensitive to something that might normally arouse interest or emotion. Passivity emphasizes the absence of an external sign of emotions in action or facial expression. Meeting the message stoically with an impassive gaze implies an apparent indifference to pleasure or, above all, to pain, often out of principle or self-discipline. Resolutely stoic, even in adversity, phlegmatic implies a temperament or constitution that is difficult to awaken. A phlegmatic man insensitive to tears may involve indifference or puzzling or deplorable inertia. Charity calls encountered with an apathetic Stolid response imply a habitual lack of interest, responsiveness or curiosity. Stoic workers married to routine apathy or lack of emotion are at the center of Albert Camus` famous novel The Stranger, in which the main character`s indifference to almost everything, including the death of his mother, leads to his imprisonment. We feel little sympathy for him and may even feel antipathy or aversion. The American voter is often described as apathetic; Of all the industrial democracies, only in America is half of the adult population failing in important elections. As you can see, apathetic is not the opposite of pathetic, even if the a- with which it begins means “not” or “without”. Powered by Black`s Law Dictionary, Free 2nd ed. and The Law Dictionary.
The indifference that a voter usually feels when making a reasonable assumption that their vote will have no real impact on the outcome of an election. There is no reason not to care about the origins of apathy – although there is a reference to the beginnings of the word in this sentence. Apathy was borrowed from Greek apathy from English in the late 16th century, which in turn comes from the adjective apathäs, which means “without feeling.” ApathÄs, in turn, was formed by combining the negationist prefix a- with pathos, which means “emotion”. By the way, if you`ve guessed that pathos is the source of the name written identically in English (which means either “an element in the experience or in the artistic representation that evokes pity or compassion” or “an emotion of sympathetic pity”), you`re right. Pathos has also given us words like antipathy, empathy, sympathy, pathetic and even the pathematic archaic word (“emotional”). Joshua Stamper`s theme music 2006©New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP Apathy, passivity, and indifference all denote a lack of responsiveness to something that might normally generate interest or emotion. Apathy indicates a confusing or deplorable inertia or lack of passion, as in “the problem of persistent voter apathy.” Passivity emphasizes the absence of an outward sign of emotions in the action or facial expression, as in “teachers frustrated by the passivity of their students.” Indifference means a lack of interest or concern for something, as in “the company`s obvious indifference to the needs of its employees.” borrowed from the new Latin apathÄticus, from a-a- input 2 + pathÄticus pathetic, according to apathy borrowed from Middle French and Latin; Middle French apathy, borrowed from the Latin apathä«a, borrowed from the Greek apatheÃã®a, derived from the name derived from apathá ̧s “do not suffer, without passion or feeling, apathetic”, from a- a- entry 2 + -pathÄs, adjective derivative of pã¡thos “experience, misfortune, emotion” – more in pathos.