Word of the Week Wednesday: velleity


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: velleity.

Velleity, pronounced vuh-LEE-i-tee, denotes the lowest degree of desire or volition.

It’s a weak wish completely unaccompanied by any action to fulfill it .

I like this odd, uncommon word, although I can see it used harshly in a judgmental fashion.



About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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