Related formsa·bou·lic, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of aboulia

  • Then coffee, shower, indecision, efforts at writing and reading followed by aboulia.

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    Noah Charney

    August 7, 2013

Historical Examples of aboulia

  • Except in extreme pathological cases (and in epistemology), complete skepticism and aboulia do not occur.

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    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.

  • 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



a variant spelling of abulia
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aboulia in Medicine


[ə-bōōlē-ə, ə-byōō-]


Variant ofabulia
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