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Line breaks: vel|le¦ity
Pronunciation: /vɛˈliːɪti

Definition of velleity in English:

noun (plural velleities)

A wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action: the notion intrigued me, but remained a velleity


early 17th century: from medieval Latin velleitas, from Latin velle 'to wish'.

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