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dēsĭdĭa , ae, f. desideo,
I.a sitting long, remaining in a place.
I. Prop. (rare), Prop. 1, 15, 6.—
II. A sitting idle, idleness, inactivity, slothfulness (class.; “for syn. cf.: inertia, languor, otium, pax, feriae, justitium, dies fasti, etc., and v. deses): in portum confugere non inertiae neque desidiae,Cic. Brut. 2, 8; “so with inertia,id. Sest. 10, 22; “with languor,id. Off. 1, 34, 123; id. Tusc. 5, 27, 78; “with socordia,Sall. C. 4, 1; “with segnities,Suet. Galb. 9 et saep.; “opp. industria,Cic. Sest. 48 fin.; “opp. agentes,Ov. R. Am. 149 et saep.: “corde expelle desidiam tuo,Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 24: latrocinia desidiae minuendae causa fieri, * Caes. B. G. 6, 23, 6: “horridus alter (ductor apium) desidiā,Verg. G. 4, 94: “vitanda est improba Siren, Desidia,Hor. S. 2, 3, 15 et saep.—In plur., Lucr. 5, 48; cf.: “vobis desidiae cordi,Verg. A. 9, 615.—
B. Of an inanimate subject: “ager post longam desidiam laetas segetes affert,lying fallow, Col. 2, 17, 3.
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