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Accidie (Gk., akēdia, ‘negligence’, ‘indifference’). In ascetical terminology, one of the principal temptations, or deadly sins. Accidie is a listlessness tempting one to give up prayer and the spiritual life. In the later English tradition it is translated as sloth, which is an oversimplification.

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accidie spiritual or mental sloth; apathy. Recorded from Middle English (figuring in lists of the seven deadly sins), the word comes via Latin from Greek akēdia ‘listlessness’, from a- ‘without’ + kēdos ‘care’.

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