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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abulia, aboulia(noun)

    a loss of will power


  1. aboulia(Noun)

    Absence of willpower or decisiveness, especially as a symptom of mental illness.

  2. Origin: From New , from aboulia, from ἀ- + βουλή.


  1. Aboulia

    Aboulia or abulia, in neurology, refers to a lack of will or initiative and can be seen as a disorder of diminished motivation. Aboulia falls in the middle of the spectrum of diminished motivation, with apathy being less extreme and akinetic mutism being more extreme than aboulia. A patient with aboulia is unable to act or make decisions independently. It may range in severity from subtle to overwhelming. It is also known as Blocq's disease. Abulia was originally considered to be a disorder of the will.


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