acedia

[uh-see-dee-uh]
noun
1.
sloth ( def 1 ). Compare deadly sins.
2.
laziness or indifference in religious matters.

Origin:
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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accidie or acedia (ˈæksɪdɪ)
 
n
spiritual sloth; apathy; indifference
 
[in use c13 to c16 and revived c19: via Late Latin from Greek akēdia, from a-1 + kēdos care]
 
acedia or acedia
 
n
 
[in use c13 to c16 and revived c19: via Late Latin from Greek akēdia, from a-1 + kēdos care]

acedia (əˈsiːdɪə)
 
n
another word for accidie

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Originally, its place was fulfilled by two other aspects, acedia and sadness.
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