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[uh-boo-lee-uh] /əˈbu li ə/
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aboulic, adjective Unabridged
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  • Except in extreme pathological cases (and in epistemology), complete skepticism and aboulia do not occur.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • Hence her “aboulia,” hence the “somebody else acting in me,” hence the refusal to take food.

    Adventurings in the Psychical H. Addington Bruce
  • But, in contrast with this, there is a more grave defect called "general" aboulia.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • If a degenerate may suffer from one or other variety of aboulia, or phobia, or obsession, the man with tic is a degenerate too.

British Dictionary definitions for aboulia


/əˈbuːlɪə; -ˈbjuː-/
a variant spelling of abulia
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aboulia in Medicine

aboulia a·bou·li·a (ə-bōō'lē-ə, ə-byōō'-)
Variant of abulia.

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