velleities


velleities

noun, plural vel·le·i·ties.

  1. volition in its weakest form.
  2. a mere wish, unaccompanied by an effort to obtain it.

noun plural -ties rare

  1. the weakest level of desire or volition
  2. a mere wish
n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin stem of velleitas (from Latin velle “to wish, will;” see will (v.)) + -ity.

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