abulia

abulia

[uh-byoo-lee-uh, uh-boo-]
noun Psychiatry.
a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition.
Also, aboulia.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, probably not < Greek aboulíā thoughtlessness, but freshly formed from a-6, Greek boulḗ will, -ia

abulic, adjective
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abulia or aboulia (əˈbuːlɪə, -ˈbjuː-, əˈbuːlɪə, -ˈbjuː-)
 
n
psychiatry a pathological inability to take decisions
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek aboulia lack of resolution, from a-1 + boulē will]
 
aboulia or aboulia
 
n
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek aboulia lack of resolution, from a-1 + boulē will]
 
a'bulic or aboulia
 
adj

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abulia a·bu·li·a or a·bou·li·a (ə-bōō'lē-ə, ə-byōō'-)
n.
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.


a·bu'lic (-lĭk) adj.
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