[ vuh-lee-i-tee ]
/ vəˈli ɪ ti /
noun, plural vel·le·i·ties.
volition in its weakest form.
a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.
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Origin of velleity
1610–20; < New Latin velleitās, equivalent to Latin velle to be willing + -itās -ity
Words nearby velleity
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British Dictionary definitions for velleity
/ (vɛˈliːɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties rare
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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