[ uh-byoo-lee-uh, uh-boo- ]
/ əˈbyu li ə, əˈbu- /
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a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition.
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Origin of abulia
OTHER WORDS FROM abuliaa·bu·lic, adjective
Words nearby abulia
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Example sentences from the Web for abulia
Abulia is not just a comfortable laziness, but is attended by a sense of humiliation and inferiority.
So they show a condition of perfect 'abulia,' or inability to will or act.
To shun competition and responsibility is characteristic of abulia.
British Dictionary definitions for abulia
/ (əˈbuːlɪə, -ˈbjuː-) /
psychiatry a pathological inability to take decisions
Derived forms of abuliaabulic, adjective
Word Origin for abulia
C19: New Latin, from Greek aboulia lack of resolution, from a- 1 + boulē will
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Medical definitions for abulia
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
Other words from abuliaa•bu′lic (-lĭk) adj.
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