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Acedia, engraving by Hieronymus Wierix, 16th century

Acedia also accidie or accedie, from Latin acedĭa, and this from Greek ἀκηδία, "negligence" is a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world.

It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life.

Its spiritual overtones make it related to but arguably distinct from

depression.[1] Acedia was originally noted as a problem among monks and other ascetics who maintained a solitary life.
  1. the hermitary and Meng-hu (2004). "Acedia, Bane of Solitaries". Archived from the original on 3 January 2009. Retrieved 22 Dec 2008. 

Pages in category ‘Accidie’

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