Abulia meaning

ə-bo͝olē-ə, -byo͝o-
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
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(psychol.) Loss of the ability to exercise willpower and make decisions.
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Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
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(psychiatry) Absence of willpower or decisiveness, especially as a symptom of mental illness. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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Origin of abulia

  • New Latin from Greek abouliā indecision a- without a–1 boulē will gwelə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀβουλία (aboulia, “irresolution”), from ἀ- (a-, “without”) + βουλή (boulē, “will”).

    From Wiktionary