American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an abnormally intense inability to make decisions; severe irresolution.
- n. a loss of will power
- From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀβουλία ("irresolution"), from ἀ- (a-, "without") + βουλή (boulē, "will"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek abouliā, indecision : a-, without; see a-1 + boulē, will; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Domoman: Ribczynski, On your statement about "abulia": I do not find it a problem for dualism that ... nullasalus: ribczynski, "You misquoted me as saying that science had 'proved' that the YEC God does not ... gpuccio: ribczynski: I will wait for your complete answer, and then comment on all.”
“Please don't let a slight attack of abulia interfere with your next post, article, or hunt that you will write of, and we can dream of.”
“To All: Sorry about being slow with this, but I went from the SHOT Show to the SCI convention, and then had an attack of abulia when I got home.”
“I'm told a stiff drink of Ezra Brooks and a good kick in gluteus maximus will cure abulia with only one or two applications.”
“To Beekeeper: I also have a PhD in quantum physics and am working on a cure for abulia, for which I expect a Nobel Prize.”
“Unlike Holden, though, Dwight, who suffers from abulia, a disease characterized by a lack of will or initiative, is too sweetly vague to engage in a critique of the "phony" world around him.”
“Svevo's subject is the weakness of the will, or abulia, and how a dreamy nature has little chance up against the temptations set out by the amazing and obdurate reality of life.”
“Perhaps with H.R. 3962 we have an opportunity to heal ourselves of this abulia by not allowing a fraction of the 13% of abortions that are covered by private insurance to keep us from coming out of the Dark Ages and passing H.R. 3962 for a national health care system.”
“In its normal and complete form will culminates in an act; but with wavering characters and sufferers from abulia deliberation never ends, or the resolution remains inert, incapable of realization, of asserting itself in practice.”
“Imagination, and abulia, 11; and foresight, 284; anthropocentric, 10; basis of the cosmic process, 75;”
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