Definition of torpor in English:
A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy: they veered between apathetic torpor and hysterical fanaticism
More example sentences
- Where physical torpor leads, mental atrophy is sure to follow.
- The chorus has that air of resigned lethargy and torpor which regularly lowers over those with little or no hope.
- The consequences you described to a friend: extreme torpor, fatigue, dizzy spells in public places, frayed nerves.
lethargy, torpidity, sluggishness, inertia, inertness, inactivity, inaction, slowness, lifelessness, dullness, heaviness, listlessness, languor, languidness, stagnation, laziness, idleness, indolence, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, apathy, accidie, passivity, weariness, tiredness, lassitude, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, enervation, somnolence, narcosis
late Middle English: from Latin, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish'.
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