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Synonyms for acedia

apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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2) Giorgio Agamben aclara que los pecados tristitia y acedia se fusionaron en uno, el cual deberia escribirse en su optica como tristitia-acedia (8).
We have come a long way from the mist of acedia over the medieval monastery.
Hablar de ciertas experiencias requiere desaprender y volver a aprender un nuevo lenguaje: "Ahora voy a aprenderme el pais de la acedia y a desaprender tu amor que era la sola lengua mia", escribe en el poema "La abandonada".
Kathleen Norris, Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life
Pastoral relativism is more dangerous because it throws persons into a lifestyle and decisions that may result in their being in a state of paralysis and acedia, eventually giving way to the inevitable: faint melancholy, darkness, and inner weariness ([paragraph] 80).
Prison has been to Mailer what acedia was to Coleridge, what "habitual self" was to Keats, and what poverty was to Emerson, the most emphatic possible conception of imaginative death.
To make it easy to remember the church coined a word SALIGIA with the first letters in latin of superbia, avarita, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira and acedia.
Although sometimes associated with anxiety and melancholy, experiencing the depersonalizing ennui is characteristic of a special class, Cioran himself associating it with monastic acedia.
A condition both physical and psychological, characterized by sloth, apathy, tedium, boredom, ennui, malaise, detachment, it is easy to construe, is that acedia is a contemporary affliction.
Asi, esta paradoja hace que la textualidad se espectacularice en la acedia histerica como manifestacion de un conflicto que recorre todo el gesto.
It involves both overvaluing and undervaluing, both self-aggrandizement and self-effacement, both pride and passivity, both arrogance and acedia, both doing wrong and failing to do right, both being more and being less than God intends for us.
Incumplimientos de tareas, destituciones de cargos y penalizaciones permiten imaginar que habia un clima de acedia y crisis.
13) Where Aquinas connects that "superficial dwelling" to acedia, Blumenberg detects a premonition of the modern eagerness to conquer nature: acedia suggests an eagerness to give up on knowing God and to address the problems of this life.