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acedia (or) accidie (s) (noun) (no plural form)
1. Laziness or indifference in religious matters or spiritual apathy or boredom in the practice of virtue: Every time Clifton had to attend church, a sense of acedia came over him; despite the fact that it has been personified as one of the deadly sins.
2. A mental syndrome, consisting of listlessness, carelessness, apathy, and melancholia (extreme depression): The patient was suffering from acedia which included indifference and a sluggish mental condition.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin, from Greek akedeia, indifference; a-, "no, not" + kedos, "care, concern".
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