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acedia
(Latin)


[1] [1] The sin here punished is that known to the Middle Ages as acedia, or accidie,—slackness in good works, and spiritual gloom and despondency.
Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
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  • [1] [1] The sin here punished is that known to the Middle Ages as acedia, or accidie,—slackness in good works, and spiritual gloom and despondency.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • To what used to be called the sin of acedia.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
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Associated words [difficulty]:   acedia , a priori [7] , sine qua non [8] , a fortiori [9]
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