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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Noun[edit]

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

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἀβουλία (aboulía, irresolution), from ἀ- (a-, without) + βουλή (boulḗ, will)

Noun[edit]

abulia

  1. (psychiatry) abulia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of abulia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative abulia abuliat
accusative nom.? abulia abuliat
gen. abulian
genitive abulian abulioiden
abulioitten
abuliainrare
partitive abuliaa abulioita
inessive abuliassa abulioissa
elative abuliasta abulioista
illative abuliaan abulioihin
adessive abulialla abulioilla
ablative abulialta abulioilta
allative abulialleˣ abulioilleˣ
essive abuliana abulioina
translative abuliaksi abulioiksi
instructive abulioin
abessive abuliatta abulioitta
comitative abulioineen

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abulia f (plural abulie)

  1. (medicine) aboulia
  2. apathy, idleness

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abulia f (uncountable)

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

abulia f (plural abulias)

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

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