Definitions for velleityvəˈli ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vel•le•i•tyvəˈli ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. volition in its weakest form.

  2. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.

Origin of velleity:

1610–20; < NL velleitās= L velle to be willing +-itās -ity

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

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