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Word of the Day – Accidie

By March 28, 2022Word of the Day

Accidie (noun)

aks-i-dee

(literary) Spiritual or mental sloth; apathy.

Middle English via Old French from medieval Latin accidia, alteration of acedia. Obsolete after the 16th century, the term was revived in the late 19th century.

Example sentences

“he fills his characters with yawning despair and accidie.”

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