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accidie

[ak-si-dee] /ˈæk sɪ di/
noun
1.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Medieval Latin accīdia (alteration of Late Latin acēdia acedia); replacing Middle English accide < Old French
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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
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