Origin of acedia
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Related Words for acediainactivity, stagnation, inertia, passivity, doldrums, dormancy, lethargy, torpidity, quietude, stasis, slothfulness, idleness, torpor, quiescence, inertness, indolence, deferral, suspension, ennui, lassitude
Examples from the Web for acedia
Historical Examples of acedia
He knew that he had that sentimental disorder which he called 'acedia,' and wished to be rid of it.
What in Petrarch was a tendency, became an established condition in Rousseau: the acedia reached its climax.
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