Definition of velleity in English:

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velleity

Pronunciation: /vɛˈliːɪti/

noun (plural velleities)

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

Origin

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

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