One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Acrasia, a personification of excess or intemperance presented as a deceitful enchantress in Spenser's Faerie Queene; specifically designating Acrasia's home, the ‘Bower of Bliss’; reminiscent or evocative of this.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Keats (1795–1821), poet. From the name Acrasia + -an.
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