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 Times" by Alfred Biese
ACEDIA (Late L.), sloth, indifference.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
How can a few words from a psalm that I say upon waking be all I need to begin again, after I have been worn down to almost nothing by acedia .
N his classical discussion of the subject in the "Summa Theologica," Aquinas termed Sloth, or acedia, one of the seven capital sins.