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Sunday, July 18, 2010

acedia

\uh-SEE-dee-uh\ , noun;
1.
Sloth.
2.
Laziness or indifference in religious matters.
Quotes:
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:
Acedia is a simple derivation from the Greek akēdeia, "indifference."
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