What does velleity mean?

Definitions for velleityvəˈli ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word velleity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. velleity(noun)

    a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain

  2. velleity(noun)

    volition in its weakest form


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Velleity

    ve-lē′i-ti, n. (rare) volition in its lowest form: mere inclination. [Low L. velleitas, irregularly formed from L. velle, to wish.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of velleity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of velleity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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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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