Definition: The inability to make decisions or act independently. This can be an ongoing personality trait or a condition caused by a stroke, mental illness, head trauma, or drug addiction.
The first known recorded use was around 1864. It is derived from the Greek a (not, without) + boule (from boulomai, to will).
Why this word?
This is a great word. I love this word and want to use it in my daily conversations. I can’t use this word enough and need to find more places where it fits appropriately into the conversation.
Or do I? Maybe I don’t. I’m just not sure. What should I do? Should I use it or not? Does it accurately convey what I’m attempting to express, or does it fall short of true descriptive meaning? What should I do?
Doesn’t everyone need a word to better convey an inability to decide?
Or maybe they don’t. I’m not sure.
How to use the word abulia ina sentence?
“Professor, I have to admit the truth. I suffered from a massive attack of abulia last night and was unable to decide which homework assignment to work on. So I didn’t do any.”
“My worst trait? It has to be how abulic (adjectival use) I am. Maybe? Or is it my verbosity? Or my procrastination? No, definitely the abulia.”