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synonyms for acedia

  • inactivity
  • inertia
  • passivity
  • stagnation
  • deferral
  • depression
  • doldrums
  • dormancy
  • ennui
  • fecklessness
  • idleness
  • indolence
  • inertness
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • quiescence
  • quietude
  • slothfulness
  • stasis
  • suspension
  • torpidity
  • torpor
  • deliquescence
  • otiosity

antonyms for acedia

MOST RELEVANT
  • busyness
  • energy
  • happiness
  • liveliness
  • vigor
  • action
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How to use acedia in a sentence

He knew that he had that sentimental disorder which he called 'acedia,' and wished to be rid of it.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FEELING FOR NATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND MODERN TIMESALFRED BIESE
What in Petrarch was a tendency, became an established condition in Rousseau: the acedia reached its climax.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FEELING FOR NATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND MODERN TIMESALFRED BIESE
Greek ἀκηδία; whence acedia or accidia in Latin; English accidie.
MEDIEVAL ENGLISH NUNNERIES C. 1275 TO 1535EILEEN EDNA POWER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO ACEDIA

  • acedia
  • deferral
  • deliquescence
  • depression
  • doldrums
  • dormancy
  • ennui
  • fecklessness
  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indolence
  • inertia
  • inertness
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • otiosity
  • passivity
  • quiescence
  • quietude
  • slothfulness
  • stagnation
  • stasis
  • suspension
  • torpidity
  • torpor
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.