His mind worked slowly and torpidly, so that even grief came with an effort.
torpidly I draw my breath through day and night, nor care if the rain falls or the sun shines.
1610s, from Latin torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).
torpid tor·pid (tôr'pĭd)adj.
Deprived of power of motion or feeling.