Etymology
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velleity (n.)

"volition in the weakest form; an indolent or inactive wish," 1610s, from Medieval Latin stem of velleitas (from Latin velle "to wish, will;" see will (v.)) + -ity.

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Definitions of velleity

velleity (n.)
a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain;
velleity (n.)
volition in its weakest form;
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