noun[mass noun] literary
The state of being dull or lethargic: after convalescence I would probably fall back into hebetude
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of hebetude in:
- The US English dictionary