Definition of hebetude in English:


Line breaks: hebe|tude
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛbɪtjuːd


[mass noun] literary
  • The state of being dull or lethargic: after convalescence I would probably fall back into hebetude
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    • It had only been twenty minutes into the lesson when Jenny soon found herself being pulled into an inescapable state of hebetude.
    • The inept mayor's re-election would depend entirely on the hebetude of the townspeople, he thought.
    • So you think you are saving yourselves from madness, but you are falling into mediocrity, into hebetude.


early 17th century: from late Latin hebetudo, from hebes, hebet- 'blunt'.

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