- a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition.
Origin of abulia
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To shun competition and responsibility is characteristic of 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.
- psychiatry a pathological inability to take decisions
C19: New Latin, from Greek aboulia lack of resolution, from a- 1 + boulē will
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- Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
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