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abulia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abulia a loss of will power
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abulia A form of mental derangement in which volition is impaired or lost. Also written aboulia.
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Usage

In literature:

So they show a condition of perfect 'abulia,' or inability to will or act.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
Abulia is not just a comfortable laziness, but is attended by a sense of humiliation and inferiority.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
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