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abulia

[ uh-byoo-lee-uh, uh-boo- ]
/ əˈbyu li ə, əˈbu- /
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noun Psychiatry.
a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition.
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Origin of abulia

1840–50; <New Latin, probably not <Greek aboulíā thoughtlessness, but freshly formed from a-6, Greek boulḗ will, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM abulia

a·bu·lic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for abulia

abulia

aboulia

/ (əˈbuːlɪə, -ˈbjuː-) /

noun
psychiatry a pathological inability to take decisions

Derived forms of abulia

abulic, 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

abulia

n.
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.

Other words from abulia

a•bulic (-lĭk) adj.
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