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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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Tal y como senala Svendsen (2006, 64), <<mientras que la melancolia es un concepto ambiguo que abarca tanto enfermedad como sabiduria, la acedia permanece como concepto puramente negativo>>; o, lo que es igual, en tanto que dolencia o enfermedad.
The ennui of acedia results from the temporary absence of God.
The title painting The Garden of Acedia is a grand expression of an unsettling theme.
Palabras clave: Tomas de Aquino, acedia, tedio, obrar moral.
Either acedia, characterized by behavioral and emotional passivity, or hatred, characterized by overarousal of emotions and concomitant action, might be one of the important vices connected with forgiveness.
Clair (2005) afirma que a partir do seculo XIV a acedia e associada a melancolia.
Incomodo, victima por primera vez de una operacion seria, le decia al amigo catalan, "el aburrimiento del enfermo es algo asi como la acedia de los monjes-inmovilidad del cuerpo y agitacion del espiritu".
Cada tanto, el testimonio parece derivar en una dulce cancion, y es la ilustracion de los mas tristes pensamientos, esa acedia que expresa indiferencia de los salvados ante la inequidad en la supervivencia, ante la ocurrencia tambien inexplicable del azar, una contingencia de amargo dulzor.
Acedia es un termino latino que significa "pereza del corazon, melancolia".
He also wanted to distance his notion of leisure from the Christian sin of acedia, or sloth.
Consideremos, por ejemplo, el pecado mortal de la acedia (la apatia o el letargo).
In both cases acedia means "I don't care" about who I step on in my ambition or about my responsibilities to my fellows in my boredom.