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accidie

[ ak-si-dee ]

noun



accidie

/ ˈæksɪdɪ /

noun

  1. spiritual sloth; apathy; indifference


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Word History and Origins

Origin of accidie1

1200–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin accīdia (alteration of Late Latin acēdia acedia ); replacing Middle English accide < Old French
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Word History and Origins

Origin of accidie1

in use c13 to c16 and revived c19: via Late Latin from Greek akēdia, from a- 1+ kēdos care
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Example Sentences

Gif me hit nat naut; enne is hit gemeles vnder accidie at ich sloue cleopede.

You hardly know why, but everything seems to go wrong; you seem oppressed with what old writers called "accidie."

So when you think of these three men, it cannot be middle age or old age that really produce this accidie.

Envye and Ire maken bitternesse in herte; which bitternesse is moder of Accidie and binimeth him the love of alle goodnesse.

Such was the deadly sin of accidie, the name of which is forgotten today, though the thing itself is with us still.

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