Accidie



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Historical Examples

Such was the deadly sin of accidie, the name of which is forgotten today, though the thing itself is with us still.
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

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 Eileen Edna Power

During the great war the disease of accidie was prevalent in prison camps, as any account of Ruhleben shows very clearly.
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

Envye and Ire maken bitternesse in herte; which bitternesse is moder of accidie and binimeth him the love of alle goodnesse.
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

You hardly know why, but everything seems to go wrong; you seem oppressed with what old writers called “accidie.”
The Potter and the Clay Arthur F. Winnington Ingram

Greek ἀκηδία; whence acedia or accidia in Latin; English accidie.
Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535 Eileen Edna Power

So when you think of these three men, it cannot be middle age or old age that really produce this accidie.
The Potter and the Clay Arthur F. Winnington Ingram

noun
spiritual sloth; apathy; indifference

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