Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Acedia

Acedia - noun.

It seems I mucked up scheduling posts, so even though technically today's word has been posted, it appears in the past. Someone fire up the time machine! Maybe I just hit the point of acedia after 30 weeks of working from home!

Acedia is an interesting word derived from Latin and Greek because it has many meanings. It can refer to boredom or slothfulness It can refer to indifference in religious matters. However, the word has additional psychological and existential meanings. In Ancient Greece, it literally meant to be an a state without care or pain. You can catch up on the spectrum of acedia on Wikipedia.

Hieronymus Wierix - Acedia - WGA25736.jpg
By Hieronymus Wierix - Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain, Link

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