VELLEITY By N., Sam M.S. - 14 noun. 1. a low degree of volition. 2. a generalized or weak tendency or propensity. VELLEITY: "The student's velleity isn't terribly convincing of his dedication to the project." Related Psychology Terms Developing a Case Study Hitler and Conformity FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) ANTISOCIAL REACTION OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality) READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VELLEITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/velleity/ (accessed June 27, 2022).