accidie

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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).

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accidie ‎(uncountable)

  1. (now literary) Sloth, slothfulness, especially as inducing general listlessness and apathy. [from 13th c.]
    • c. 1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Parson's Tale”, in Canterbury Tales:
      Aftere þe synnes of Envie I wil speke of þe synne of Accidie.
    • 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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accidie f

  1. plural of accidia