An increasing indisposition to mental effort, some hebetude of mind, and a gradually deepening despondency are felt.
He has hebetude and some delirium, though not very active; he is deaf.
As it is, he has some difficulty to contend with the hebetude of his intellect, and the meanness of his subject.
Jaffery rose from his knees and regarded her in the hebetude of reaction.
I am set up by a beneficent providence at the corner of the road, to warn you to flee from the hebetude that is to follow.
As the disease progresses the hebetude becomes more profound and is overcome with greater difficulty.
1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.
hebetude heb·e·tude (hěb'ĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.