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- adj. Relating to, characterized by, or affected with abulia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or suffering from abulia. Also aboulic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions
"abulic," will readily adapt himself to a school where all the children are kept seated and motionless, listening, or pretending to listen.
The patient finding himself abulic, and perhaps too critical minded to accept the mundane supports in his vicinity, seeks a solace in that which to him seems powerful because incomprehensible, that is to say in something supernatural.
The constant and interesting movement of others is the best of incitements to the abulic; motion directed into the channel of orderly exercise develops the inhibitory powers of the too impulsive child, and the child who is too much in subjection to his inhibitory powers, when liberated from the bondage of surveillance, and free to act privately on his own initiative -- in other words, when he is removed from all external inducements to exercise inhibition, is able to find an equilibrium between the two opposite volitional forces.
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