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acedia

[ uh-see-dee-uh ]
/ əˈsi di ə /
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noun
laziness or indifference in religious matters.
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Origin of acedia

1600–10; <Late Latin acēdia<Greek akḗdeia, equivalent to akēdḗ(s) (a-a-6 + -kēdēs, adj. derivative of kêdos care, anxiety) + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for acedia

acedia
/ (əˈsiːdɪə) /

noun
another word for accidie
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