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acedia

[uh-see-dee-uh] /əˈsi di ə/
noun
1.
sloth (def 1).
Compare deadly sins.
2.
laziness or indifference in religious matters.
Origin
1600-1610
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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Examples for acedia
  • Originally, its place was fulfilled by two other aspects, acedia and sadness.
British Dictionary definitions for acedia

accidie

/ˈæksɪdɪ/
noun
1.
spiritual sloth; apathy; indifference
Word Origin
in use c13 to c16 and revived c19: via Late Latin from Greek akēdia, from a-1 + kēdos care

acedia

/əˈsiːdɪə/
noun
1.
another word for accidie
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