abulia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀβουλία (aboulía, irresolution), from ἀ- (a-, without) + βουλή (boulḗ, will).[1]

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abulia (plural abulias)

  1. (psychiatry) Absence of willpower or decisiveness, especially as a symptom of mental illness. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][2]
    • 1969, John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman:
      He felt without volition, plunged into a state of aboulia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1971 [1969], Morris, William editor, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New York, NY: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., ISBN 0-395-09066-0, page 6:
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 7

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abulia

  1. (psychiatry) abulia

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abulia f (plural abulie)

  1. (medicine) aboulia
  2. apathy, idleness

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abulia f (plural abulias)

  1. (psychiatry) abulia (absence of will-power or decisiveness)

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