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Word of the Day 03/12/21 Hebetude

Hebetude (noun)
hebetude [ heb-i-tood, -tyood ]


noun
1. the state of being dull; lethargy.

OTHER WORDS FROM HEBETUDE
heb·e·tu·di·nous, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO HEBETUDE
inactivity, inertness, apathy, heedlessness, idleness, listlessness, dullness, disregard, inertia, impassivity, coma, languor, indolence, disinterest, indifference, lassitude, inaction, inanition, drowsiness, insouciance

See synonyms for: hebetude / hebetudinous on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1615–25; < Late Latin hebetūdō dullness, bluntness, equivalent to Latin hebet- (stem of hebes) dull + -ūdō;see -tude

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR HEBETUDE
Such children, in their mental hebetude and physical degeneracy, suggest a degree of cretinism.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTION|ARABELLA KENEALY

There is frequently less mental hebetude or dulness than in ordinary typhoid fever.
A SYSTEM OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE BY AMERICAN AUTHORS, VOL. I|VARIOUS

As the disease progresses the hebetude becomes more profound and is overcome with greater difficulty.
A SYSTEM OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE BY AMERICAN AUTHORS, VOL. I|VARIOUS

It is always preceded by an uncomfortable feeling in the head, and pain in the back, mental hebetude, and slight depression.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 1 (OF 6)|HAVELOCK ELLIS

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