velleity definition

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velleity (n.)
The lowest degree of desire. While a tantling yearns too much for too many things, those given to velleities might not bring enough urgency to their wish lists. This word reminds us that a half-hearted, half-formed desire doesn't stand much chance of coming to fruition. If there's something achievable you want to do, kick your zeal up a notch beyond velleity.