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Meaning of VELLEITY

Pronunciation:  ve'leeitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  volition in its weakest form
  2. [n]  a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
 

VELLEITY is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: volition, want, will, wish, wishing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vel*le"i*ty\, n. [F. vell['e]it['e] (cf. It.
velleit[`a]), fr. L. velle to will, to be willing.]
The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete
volition. --Locke.

 

 

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