Noun Accidie Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accidie

Pronunciation:

/ˈaksɪdi/

Definition:
1.

noun

Spiritual or mental sloth; apathy.
  1. 'Possibly they are embarrassed because Elgar found judas, if not exactly a sympathetic character, at least one with whom he shared consanguinity in having suffered from the medieval sin of accidie.'
  2. 'Every Friday night, car stereo blaring, he and Dan would screech to a halt on the gravel, Dan sweet but quiet, Tim snarling with urban accidie.'
((n.) Sloth; torpor.)


noun

1. acedia.

Origin:
Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin accidia, alteration of acedia. Obsolete after the 16th century, the term was revived in the late 19th century.

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