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a·ce·di·a

 (ə-sē′dē-ə)
n.
Spiritual torpor and apathy; ennui.

[Late Latin, from Greek akēdeia, indifference : a-, a-; see a-1 + kēdos, care, anxiety; akin to Avestan sādra-, woe, Welsh cawdd, vexation, and Old English hete, hate.]

acedia

(əˈsiːdɪə)
n
(Theology) another word for accidie

a•ce•di•a

(əˈsi di ə)

n.
sloth; spiritual torpor or indifference; apathy.
[1600–10; < Late Latin acēdia < Greek akḗdeia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acedia - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)acedia - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"
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Pope Gregory and Saint Thomas Aquinas elaborated on this list by including the idea of Acedia from the Latin meaning 'without care'-the neglect to take care of something that one should do.
Ao mesmo tempo em que era atribuida a nocao de direito as respostas sociais, reforcava-se a desigualdade ao acesso dada a falta de diversificacao do publico que acedia ao ensino superior relativamente a condicao socioeconomica, reproduzindo as desigualdades educativas e o ciclo de exclusao.
The acedia didn't lead to his skipping Sunday Mass or becoming a Buddhist or Wiccan, only that he realized his heart wasn't in it.
Como interesantemente observa, el pecado de acedia contradice a las tres virtudes teologales.
De hecho, no es el aborrecimiento sino la acedia, el sentimiento o afeccion que ha sido tradicionalmente senalado como antecedente directo de lo que hoy en dia podriamos incluir bajo el concepto de aburrimiento (Giannini, 1987, 112 y ss.
2) Como sostienen Bartra (155-162) y tambien Giorgio Agamben (13), el hecho de que la acedia gozara tanto de connotaciones positivas como negativas probablemente contribuyo a que se convirtiera en una fuente para el pensamiento sobre la dialectica de la melancolia.
Snell, Acedia and its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire (Kettering, OH: Angelico Press, 2015).
Future issues will feature important articles on boredom and acedia by Fr.
Distintas en su uso, las peceras de Busqued y Bellatin tienen, sin embargo, algo en comun: las de Busqued apuntan a enfermedades psiquicas de indiferencia o acedia espiritual como modo de estar en el mundo; mientras que las peceras de Bellatin remiten a una enfermedad fisica concreta.
His character shows acedia or sloth, and as Aquinas says acedia always turns away from its good, so would this third lord turn back the farthest from his quest east.
She speaks about acedia, the worry that our search for God will go "nowhere.
However, words like acedia (sloth, slackness, but also sadness, anxiety) have a long lexicographical record in Academy's dictionaries, since Diccionario de autoridades (RAE, 1726-1739), noting some of the clinical features that are often associated, for example, with fibromyalgia.