Main Entry: ap·a·thet·ic
Pronunciation: "a-p&-'the-tik
Function: adjective
Date: 1744
1 : having or showing little or no feeling or emotion : SPIRITLESS
2 : having little or no interest or concern : INDIFFERENT
synonym see IMPASSIVE
- ap·a·thet·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb 


Main Entry: im·pas·sive
Pronunciation: (")im-'pa-siv
Function: adjective
Date: 1605
1 a archaic : unsusceptible to pain b : unsusceptible to physical 
feeling : INSENSIBLE c : unsusceptible to or destitute of emotion : APATHETIC
2 : giving no sign of feeling or emotion : EXPRESSIONLESS
- im·pas·sive·ly adverb
- im·pas·sive·ness noun
- im·pas·siv·i·ty /"im-"pa-'si-v&-tE/ noun
unresponsive to something that might normally excite interest or 
emotion. IMPASSIVE stresses the absence of any external sign of 
emotion in action or facial expression . STOIC implies an apparent indifference to pleasure 
or especially to pain often as a matter of principle or self-
discipline . PHLEGMATIC 
implies a temperament or constitution hard to arouse . APATHETIC may imply a puzzling or deplorable 
indifference or inertness . STOLID implies an habitual absence of interest, 
responsiveness, or curiosity . 

Pengampu : Aiseh Boss, you really think we can get away with all
           this UFO like stories that we made up for our newspapers
           and TV?  You really think they would buy it?
Boss     : Haha, some of them would buy the story.  Trust me, I
           have run the same foreign conspiracy story a thousand
           times and I wouldn't be using it now if I didn't believe
           that some portion the public would believe it. As for the
           rest who don't believe in us, most of them are apathetic-
           all they can do is say bad things about us, but they
           would not be able to do anything about their discontent. 
           I have long trained them to be apathetic and unresponsive
           to any of my activities.