accidie

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English accidie, from Anglo-Norman accidie, Old French accide, accidie, from Late Latin accīdia, alteration of acēdia (sloth, torpor), from Ancient Greek ἀκήδεια (akḗdeia, indifference), from ἀ- (a-, not) +‎ κῆδος (kêdos, care). Doublet of acedia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæk.sɪ.di/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæk.sə.di/
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Noun[edit]

accidie (uncountable)

  1. (now literary) Sloth, slothfulness, especially as inducing general listlessness and apathy. [from 13th c.]
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber, published 1992, page 363:
      Underneath the surface excitements the demon of accidie had her by the hair.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

accidie f

  1. plural of accidia

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman accidie, Old French accide, accidie.

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Noun[edit]

accidie

  1. sloth; slothfulness

Descendants[edit]

  • English: accidie

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