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a·ce·di·a

(ă-sē'dē-ă),
Obsolete term for a mental syndrome, the chief features of which are listlessness, carelessness, apathy, and melancholia.

acedia

[əsē′dē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, akedia, apathy
a condition of listlessness and a form of melancholia, marked by indifference and sluggish mental processes.

acedia

A nebulous and obsolete term for a state of melancholy, apathy and disinterest in the environment. The modern equivalents would be the blues, abulia.

acedia

(ă-sē′dē-ă) [L. fr. Gr. akēdeia, heedlessness]
Mental state of indifference, insensibility; lack of energy or emotion; apathy.
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Accidie and melancholia are recognised personality types and social states from the classical era onwards, and Burton's fantastical Anatomy of Melancholy is a demonstration of how many distinct states could be recognised.
The Irish Penitential of Cummean structures the lists according to the eight principal vices of Cassian: gluttony (13 canons), fornication (33), avarice (16), anger (12), dejection (1), accidie (2), vainglory (2), pride (14), all with distinct variations.
In Consul Geoffrey Firmin, according to Burgess, Lowry creates "a giant character whose sloth or accidie .