hebetude


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heb·e·tude

 (hĕb′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.

[Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes, hebet-, dull.]

heb′e·tu′di·nous (-to͞od′n-əs, -tyo͞od′-) adj.

hebetude

(ˈhɛbɪˌtjuːd)
n
rare mental dullness or lethargy
[C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt]
ˌhebeˈtudinous adj

heb•e•tude

(ˈhɛb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
the state of being dull; lethargy.
[1615–25; < Late Latin hebetūdō= Latin hebet-, s. of hebes dull + -ūdō; see -tude]
heb`e•tu′di•nous, adj.

hebetude

the state, condition, or quality of being dull, enervated, or lethargie. — hebetudinous, adj.
See also: Fatigue
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hebetude - mental lethargy or dullness
lassitude, lethargy, sluggishness - a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

hebetude

noun
A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity:
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In the doorway Stevie, calmed, seemed sunk in hebetude.
If I tell you I'm writing in praise of an Indiana native now resident in Arizona you may, crest falling, call to mind a Republican vice president famed for his hebetude, but quail not: my Hoosier Phoenician is Jeremy Beer, who has edited the newly published America Moved, a memoir of conjoined parts by the novelistic Gentleman from Indiana, Booth Tarkington (1869-1946).
What is self-sufficiency in God would be hebetude, autism, 'schizophrenia' in man.