poverty of thought


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poverty of thought

The mental state of being devoid of thought and having a feeling of emptiness.
See also: poverty
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It shows great poverty of thought on behalf of the English that they have chosen such a hate-ridden killjoy as one of their men of the millennium.
These may include such things as anhedonia (diminished ability to experience pleasure), apathy (lack of feeling), social withdrawal, poverty of thought (slow and confused thinking), blunting of emotion (emotional insensitivity), slowness of movement, lack of drive, and vulnerability to stress (Hughes, 1994).

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