torpidness

torpid

1 [tawr-pid]
adjective
1.
inactive or sluggish.
2.
slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
3.
dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin torpidus numb, equivalent to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -idus -id4

torpidity, torpidness, noun
torpidly, adverb


2. indolent. 3. See inactive.


1. energetic.
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torpid (ˈtɔːpɪd)
 
adj
1.  apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
2.  (of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
3.  unable to move or feel
 
[C17: from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be numb, motionless]
 
tor'pidity
 
n
 
'torpidly
 
adv

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torpid
1613, from L. torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).
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torpid tor·pid (tôr'pĭd)
adj.

  1. Deprived of power of motion or feeling.

  2. lethargic; apathetic.


tor·pid'i·ty n.
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