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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

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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No leer por falta de concentracion, acedia, o porque lo demas lo distrae a uno, nos acarrea culpa.
Para Tomas de Aquino, uno de los mayores exponentes filosoficos de este periodo y quiza el que mayor numero de paginas dedico al asunto, la acedia era un pecado mortal.
(6) Bartra ha emprendido un analisis similar de los parecidos entre la melancolia y la acedia en el cristianismo; la primera no precisaba de un castigo, mientras que la segunda era considerada como pecado (Cultura 159).
La acedia de Vonnegut duro veinticuatro anos, no solo por haber sido victima del hecho que deseaba narrar, sino porque debia encontrar la forma de sacudir una verdad que las potencias politicas de Norteamerica e Inglaterra ocultaban.
The pope uses the popular Spanish expression acedia to explain the near total loss of apostolic energy in church personnel.
Prison has been to Mailer what acedia was to Coleridge, what "habitual self" was to Keats, and what poverty was to Emerson, the most emphatic possible conception of imaginative death.
To make it easy to remember the church coined a word SALIGIA with the first letters in latin of superbia, avarita, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira and acedia.
His solo exhibition, titled The Garden of Acedia, is a continuing revelation of Marcel's existentialist concerns.
It involves both overvaluing and undervaluing, both self-aggrandizement and self-effacement, both pride and passivity, both arrogance and acedia, both doing wrong and failing to do right, both being more and being less than God intends for us.
(12) Since Aquinas writes after the translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics, he must, in Blumenberg's view, accept that all knowledge is good and locate curiositas not in the mere quest for knowledge beyond the faith, but in "a superficial dwelling on the object" that remains "content with truths" rather than with "the truth." (13) Where Aquinas connects that "superficial dwelling" to acedia, Blumenberg detects a premonition of the modern eagerness to conquer nature: acedia suggests an eagerness to give up on knowing God and to address the problems of this life.
Resumen: El presente trabajo Intenta mostrar el modo en que Tomas de Aquino tematiza el vicio de la acedia como taedium operandi en la Summa Theologiae ll-ll, q.
Fala-se da melancolia como sinonima do furor dos alienados, da acedia dos monges, da genialidade na Renascenca, da tristeza no Romantismo e da depressao tratada atualmente por psiquiatras e psicologos (Pringent, 2005).