Velleity: a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action.

Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share velleity with you because it’s a concept we see people explain so often, without knowing there’s a single word they can use which captures everything perfectly.

Here’s an example of it in use:

My desire to be involved in the project is a mere velleity… it’s unlikely anything is going to get done.

What can you do with this word? Show us how you’d use this creatively in the comments below…

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