abulia

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abulia

[ā′bü·lē·ə]
(psychology)
Loss of ability to make decisions.
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These times are coupled with a physiological sense of helplessness or decadence: an aboulia of will or societal apathy.
Policy in the Horn of Africa: Aboulia or Proxy Intervention?
However, he makes an implicit connection between what he sees as Azorin's disappointing adoption of unintellectual provincial married life and Yuste's own debilitating aboulia, two lives symbolic of what was perceived as the wider Spanish malaise: 'Yuste era tambien un hombre frustrado: tenia una gran inteligencia, una pintoresca originalidad, pero le faltaba la continuidad en el esfuerzo, y por eso no pudo nunca hacer ningun trabajo largo, ninguna obra duradera' (p.