plural -es

Word History


Greek akrasia incontinence, debility, from akratēs powerless, incontinent, intemperate (from a- a- entry 2 + kratos strength) + -ia -y

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrasy was in 1590

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“Acrasy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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