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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Definitions for acedia

  1. Sloth.
  2. Laziness or indifference in religious matters.

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Citations for acedia
His tales give the impression of a man cursed with an incurable disenchantment with life, a malady about midway between acedia and ennui. James Norman Hall, Under a thatched roof
Five thousand people yawning in their cars, intimidated by the cops and bored to acedia by the chant of the politicians. Edward Abbey, The monkey wrench gang
Origin of acedia
1600-1610
Acedia is a simple derivation from the Greek akēdeia, "indifference."
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