noun. outrage fatigue
. the exhaustion and entropy
that occurs from
too much outrage. Occurs in waves, often during
peak election cycles. Outrage fatigue
tends to afflict politically active people, and can be worse when your party is not in power, or has a power deficit. It escalates during
environmental catastrophes, especially ones that are caused by human
negligence. It also
troublesome economic times like corporate bailouts and high unemployment. Outrage fatigue
may threaten close
After the week of union
protests in Madison, I'm finished. I have
serious "outrage fatigue".
When I heard about the latest military
intervention in Libya, I was stunned by my apathy,lack of concern and disinterest. This is my worst
ever episode of "outrage fatigue".