Velleity in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Velleity

to weakly wish or desire something without taking action to achieve it

Examples of Velleity in a sentence

He had a velleity for a home cooked meal but he was too lazy to get off the couch and ordered take out instead. 🔊

North Korea often professes a velleity to use nuclear weapons, but they have yet to act on their desire. 🔊

Jasmine expressed a velleity to confess her blossoming romantic feeling to her best friend, but she knows she'll never actually tell him. 🔊

The student had a velleity to never see another algebra problem again, but worked diligently on her homework instead.  🔊

The lazy student had a velleity to study at Harvard, but she refused to put in the effort necessary to meet the requirements.  🔊

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