Accidie

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accidie Sloth; torpor. "The sin of accidie ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accidie Sloth; negligence; indolence.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. accide, accidie, LL. accidia, acedia, fr. Gr. ; 'a priv. + care

Usage

In literature:

For Envye blindeth the herte of a man, and Ire troubleth a man; and Accidie maketh him hevy, thoghtful and wrawe.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
The sin of accidie, which is 'a sorrowfulness so weighing down the mind that there is no good it likes to do.
"Character and Conduct" by Various
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