Definition of Acedia

1. Noun. Apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins).

Exact synonyms: Laziness, Sloth
Generic synonyms: Deadly Sin, Mortal Sin
Derivative terms: Lazy



Definition of Acedia

1. Noun. spiritual or mental sloth. ¹

2. Noun. apathy; a lack of care or interest; indifference ¹

3. Noun. boredom ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acedia

1. apathy [n -S] - See also: apathy

Medical Definition of Acedia

1. A mental syndrome, the chief features of which are listlessness, carelessness, apathy, and melancholia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acedia

ace of aces
ace of clubs
ace of diamonds
ace of hearts
ace of spades
ace up one's sleeve
aceanthrylene
acebrochol
acebutolol
acecainide
acecarbromal
aceclidine
aceclofenac
aced
acedapsone
acedia (current term)
acedias
acediasulfone
acedoben
acefluranol
acefurtiamine
acefylline
acefylline piperazine
aceldama
aceldamas
acellular
acellular slime mold
acellular vaccine
acelom
acelomate

Literary usage of Acedia

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1. Studies in Dante: Second Series: Miscellaneous Essays by Edward Moore (1899)
"Also, Latin writers oscillate between the words acedia and ... Further, as we shall see, some distinguish Tristitia and acedia (not always very clearly or ..."

2. Summa theologica by Thomas (1858)
"Ergo ñeque acedia débet poni spéciale vitium. 3. Praeterea, spirituale bonum , cum sit quoddam commune objectum, quod virtus appétit et vitium refugit, ..."

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