acedia

[ uh-see-dee-uh ]
/ əˈsi di ə /

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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acedia
/ (əˈsiːdɪə) /

noun

another word for accidie
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