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Thursday, March 22, 2001

Definitions for abulia

  1. Loss or impairment of the ability to act or to make decisions.

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Citations for abulia
I was suffering from an aboulia, you know. I couldn't seem to make decisions. Anatole Broyard, New York Times
There's little escape from her black hole of abulia. James Saynor, New York Times
Origin of abulia
1840-1850
Abulia derives from Greek a-, "without" + boule, "will." The adjective form is abulic.