Word of the Day: Akratic

January 9, 2011 at 4:11 am | Posted in sekedar | Leave a comment
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akrasia |əˈkrā zh (ē)ə| (also acrasia)
noun chiefly Philosophy: the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will.

DERIVATIVES
akratic |əˈkratik| (also acratic) adjective

ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from Greek, from a- ‘without’ + kratos ‘power, strength.’ The term is used esp. with reference to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

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