accidie

[ak-si-dee]

Origin of accidie

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

acedia

noun
  1. spiritual sloth; apathy; indifference

Word Origin for accidie

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