, abulia
  n. loss of will power.
   ♦ aboulic, a.
   ♦ aboulomania, n. form of insanity marked by aboulia.

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  • Aboulia — or Abulia (from the Greek αβουλία , meaning non will ), in neurology, refers to a lack of will or initiative. The patient is unable to act or make decisions independently. It may range in severity from subtle to overwhelming. Abulia may result… …   Wikipedia

  • aboulia — [ə bo͞o′lē ə, əbyo͞o′lē ə] n. alt. sp. of ABULIA …   English World dictionary

  • aboulia — noun /əˈbuːlɪə/ absence of willpower or decisiveness, especially as a symptom of mental illness , 1969: He felt without volition, plunged into a state of aboulia. John Fowles, The French Lieutenants Woman …   Wiktionary

  • aboulia — SYN: abulia. * * * aboulia, aboulic var of ABULIA, ABULIC * * * abou·lia (ə booґle ə) abulia …   Medical dictionary

  • aboulia — /əˈbuliə/ (say uh boohleeuh), / jə/ (say yuh) noun the inability, usually pathological, to make or to act on decisions. Also, abulia. {Greek aboulia ill counsel} –aboulic, adjective …  

  • aboulia — aboulic, adj. /euh booh lee euh/, n. abulia. * * * …   Universalium

  • aboulia — eɪ buːlɪə /É™bju n. mental disorder in which free will is lost or impaired (Psychology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aboulia — n. (also abulia) the loss of will power as a mental disorder. Derivatives: aboulic adj. Etymology: Gk a not + boule will …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abulia — Aboulia o Abulia, en neurología, se refiere a la falta de voluntad o iniciativa y es uno de los trastornos de Disminución de la Motivación. Aboulia cae en el medio del espectro de la motivación disminuida, con la apatía siendo menos extrema y el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • abulia — abulic, adj. /euh byooh lee euh, euh booh /, n. Psychiatry. a symptom of mental disorder involving impairment or loss of volition. Also, aboulia. [1840 50; < NL, prob. not < Gk aboulía thoughtlessness, but freshly formed from A 6, Gk boulé will,… …   Universalium

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