What does acedia mean?

Definitions for acedia
əˈsi di əace·di·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sloth, laziness, acedianoun

    apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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  1. acedianoun

    spiritual or mental sloth.

  2. acedianoun

    apathy; a lack of care or interest; indifference

  3. acedianoun

    boredom

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  1. Acedia

    Acedia (; also accidie or accedie , from Latin acēdia, and this from Greek ἀκηδία, "negligence", ἀ- "lack of" -κηδία "care") has been variously defined as a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. In ancient Greece akidía literally meant an inert state without pain or care. Early Christian monks used the term to define a spiritual state of listlessness and from there the term developed a markedly Christian moral tone. In modern times it has been taken up by literary figures and connected to depression.

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  1. acedia

    Acedia is a state of listlessness, apathy, or indifference often associated with a lack of care or concern. Originally, it was used in Christian context to describe a spiritual or mental sloth, a state of being unconcerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can manifest as boredom, weariness, and lack of interest in daily tasks or responsibilities.

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  1. acadie

  2. adicea

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acedia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acedia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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