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Velleity

Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:26 am

Velleity
Curious to me: low in passion, I guess. I looked it up,
and found the Latin, but just wondering about its
development.
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Postby Slava » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:09 pm

Great word, Luke. Wherever did you find it?

I admit I'm having troubles figuring out how to use it. Would this work:

A group is trying to decide what to do. Someone says, "Hey, Slava, you suggested X." The response, "Well, that was really just a velleity."
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:43 pm

What are the nuances? Similar to apathy or soporifific? Passion brings to mind sex unless the context indicates something else, like "his passion was Chopin." Dictionary give sentences for usage?
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:44 pm

What are the nuances? Similar to apathy or soporifific? Passion brings to mind sex unless the context indicates something else, like "his passion was Chopin." Dictionary give sentences for usage?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:45 pm

Slava wrote:Great word, Luke. Wherever did you find it?

I admit I'm having troubles figuring out how to use it. Would this work:

A group is trying to decide what to do. Someone says, "Hey, Slava, you suggested X." The response, "Well, that was really just a velleity."



I am not quite sure how to use it either, and probably
would not very often. I was reading a newsmagazine
story and the sentence was: "I do have some
velleity to continue this conversation elsewhere". It is
probably from the Latin "velle" to "wish", but I have
not had the velleity to look it up (yuk). Just a word
for discussion since we seem to have a good group
of people on this site discussing lots of good stuff.
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Re: Velleity

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:11 pm

Found in Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary that they have a comments section. In that section there are several excellent examples of this word's use.
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Re: Velleity

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:59 pm

Yes, I've seen that. Still curious word to me.
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