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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 will be felt only in communities that for some reason value tedious activity that must be dutifully and enthusiastically performed.
A grasp of accidie may be required if one is to have access to a particular painting of a religious hermit such as St Jerome.
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.
When Ptienne offloads her, Melanie sinks back again into her ennui, from which he has been a distraction only Ennui, or accidie or acedia, are preferable terms to |boredom', which suggests a temporary mood.
In the Well of Lycopolis I have tried to turn Dante's contempt for it around, where I have Styx "silvered by a wind from Heaven" - ultimate hope rising from the helpless victim of accidie.
The problem of accidie is central to these poems, but, as Bunting's letter explains, it is Briggflatts and its "epicurean slowworm" which presents its "cure.
In Consul Geoffrey Firmin, according to Burgess, Lowry creates "a giant character whose sloth or accidie .