acedia : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
- In Justine, Purse-warden's suicide is attributed to acedia, or boredom with life; Balthazar suggests that the suicide was caused by his failure as an artist; in Mountolive, the .
- The answer must be met with a Sophie-like acedia from the viewer.
- McCarthy seemed to cherish his acedia, his spiritual Oblomovism.