Reluctance vs Apathy - What's the difference?

reluctance | apathy |


As nouns the difference between reluctance and apathy

is that reluctance is unwillingness to do something while apathy is complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.

reluctance

English

Noun

  • Unwillingness to do something.
  • Hesitancy in taking some action.
  • (physics) That property of a magnetic circuit analogous to resistance in an electric circuit.
  • Derived terms

    * reluctance motor

    apathy

    English

    (wikipedia apathy)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Complete lack of emotion or motivation about a person, activity, or object; depression; lack of interest or enthusiasm; disinterest.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1818
  • , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=2 citation , passage=I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate and the wonderful facts which he relates soon changed this feeling into enthusiasm.}}