- volition in its weakest form.
- a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.
Origin of velleity
1610–20; < New Latin velleitās, equivalent to Latin velle to be willing + -itās -ity
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Related Words for velleitydesire, capability, penchant, aptitude, predisposition, leaning, disposition, propensity, bias, prejudice, preference, impulse, temperament, predilection, appetite, affection, proclivity, affinity, purpose, discipline
- the weakest level of desire or volition
- a mere wish
Word Origin for velleity
C17: from New Latin velleitās, from Latin velle to wish
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