aboulia


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a·bou·li·a

 (ə-bo͞o′lē-ə, -byo͞o′-)
n.
Variant of abulia.
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aboulia

(əˈbuːlɪə; -ˈbjuː-)
n
(Psychiatry) a variant spelling of abulia
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abulia, aboulia - Inability to make decisions is abulia or aboulia.
See also related terms for inability.
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Noun1.aboulia - a loss of will poweraboulia - a loss of will power      
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
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While Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"(1936) highlights the psychological trauma the role of colonizer inflicts on the colonialist narrator within the colonial environment, The Book of Evidence demonstrates the inflexibility of this colonialist identity in more hybrid environments which challenge the narrator's colonialist identity and subsequently instigate his madness: "I [Freddie] must be careful not to give in to despair, to that aboulia which has been a threat always to everything I tried to do" (219).
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1838) spoke of aboulia ('inability to act'), in situations where one's body failed to respond to mental commands (e.g., to move one's arm).