Definitions for velleityvəˈli ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. velleity(noun)

    a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain

  2. velleity(noun)

    volition in its weakest form

Wiktionary

  1. velleity(Noun)

    The lowest degree of desire or volition, with no effort to act.

  2. velleity(Noun)

    A slight wish not followed by any effort to obtain.

  3. Origin: From velleitas, from velle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velleity(noun)

    the lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition

  2. Origin: [F. vellit (cf. It. velleit), fr. L. velle to will, to be willing.]


Translations for velleity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vel·leïtatCatalan, Valencian
  • Anwandlung, Laune, VelleitätGerman
  • antojo, capricho, veleidadSpanish
  • haaveFinnish
  • velléitéFrench
  • [[թույլ]] [[ցանկություն]], մտադրություն, մաղթանքArmenian
  • veleidade, caprichoPortuguese
  • [[слабое]] [[желание]], благое намерение, мечта, [[пассивное]] [[желание]], помысел, [[пассивное]] [[стремление]], пожеланиеRussian

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