200 BM Daily Vocabulary #15 | apathetic


Today’s word is: Apathetic –The meaning of this word is: having little or no interest or concern


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘apathetic’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


Nowadays if you see, there are very fewer people who are interested in politics. The youth these days are interested in working in Multinational companies and in other professions. They seem to have very less or almost no interest in politics. This shows that they are apathetic about politics.


Being apathetic means you have no interest in a particular thing or an activity. When you show no interest in something, you are apathetic about it. Sometimes you can get into trouble because of your apathetic attitude. For example, if you do not take any interest in studies and you are apathetic about the same, you may fail in the exam! Being apathetic means showing no interest in something.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word “apathetic” in 8 different forms in 8 different situations.


Example number 1 of 8:  John has completed his studies but he is not interested in doing any job or business. This shows John is apathetic about his career.


Example number 2 of 8: The teacher noticed that consistently Veronica would not complete her homework on time, hence, punished her. This shows Veronica’s apathetic attitude towards her homework.


Example number 3 of 8: Ravi and Sushil, completed their MBA together. Ravi was apathetic about his communication skills while Sushil focused on enhancing or improving his communication skills. As a result, Sushil progressed in his career while Ravi was stagnant (means in the same place or position) in his career. This means, while Sushil progressed in his career, Ravi was in the same position in his career.


Example number 4 of 8: Almost everyone knows that smoking is not good for health but still some people smoke. They should not be so apathetic about their lives.


Example number 5 of 8: Adam’s new secretary has very little interest in her job. She never does anything properly. Do you know what does this mean? This means that Adam’s secretary is apathetic about her job.


Example number 6 of 8: A survey says that people fall ill because of their apathetic attitude towards their diet.


Example number 7 of 8: Some hardcore criminals are apathetic about rules and regulations. They are not concerned about laws.


Example number 8 of 8: The restaurant at the corner of the street had a loyal customer for 10 years. One day the customer shared negative feedback about a particular dish. At this, the manager immediately defended the chef and his preparation. So what did you notice? The manager became apathetic.


Today we learned the word “apathetic” which means – having little or no interest or concern.

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