Definitions for velleityvəˈli ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vel•le•i•tyvəˈli ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
volition in its weakest form.
a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.
Origin of velleity:
1610–20; < NL velleitās= L velle to be willing +-itās -ity
a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
volition in its weakest form
The lowest degree of desire or volition, with no effort to act.
A slight wish not followed by any effort to obtain.
Origin: From velleitas, from velle.
the lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition
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