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Obsolete term for a mental syndrome, the chief features of which are listlessness, carelessness, apathy, and melancholia.
Etymology: Gk, akedia, apathy
a condition of listlessness and a form of melancholia, marked by indifference and sluggish mental processes.
acediaA 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.