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Especially of a person: characterized by slothfulness.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pore Caitiff. From post-classical Latin accidiosus listless, slothful from accidia + classical Latin -ōsus. Compare Middle French accidieux. Compare also Anglo-Norman accidius (noun) slothful person.
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