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A.Word.A.Day--acedia

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acedia (uh-SEE-dee-uh) noun

Spiritual torpor and apathy; ennui.

[Late Latin, from Greek akedeia, indifference : a- + kedos, care.]

"Those who love the play as Coleridge did, for its mood of acedia and self-corroding scepticism, may find themselves wondering if they actually have been mad about the Dane for all these years."
Kevin Jackson; Four hours, and a star every minute; Independent on Sunday; Feb 16, 1997.

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