Spiritual torpor and apathy; ennui.
[Late Latin, from Greek akēdeia, indifference : a-, a-; see A-1 + kēdos, care, anxiety; akin to Avestan sādra-, woe, Welsh cawdd, vexation, and Old English hete, hate.]
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