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torpid

Saltos de línea: tor¦pid
Pronunciación: /ˈtɔːpɪd
 
/

Definición de torpid en inglés:

adjetivo

1Mentally or physically inactive; lethargic: we sat around in a torpid state
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We fade, lose heart, become torpid, languish, then the sap rises again, and we are passionate.
  • But watching this torpid, listless movie is like Scuba-diving in treacle.
  • A black sky stretched out above me and cold stars gazed down with torpid light that dulled and burned a stark yellow.
Sinónimos
lethargic, sluggish, inert, inactive, slow, slow-moving, lifeless, dull, listless, languid, lazy, idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful, heavy, stagnant, somnolent, sleepy, tired, fatigued, languorous, apathetic, passive, supine, comatose, narcotic
1.1(Of an animal) dormant, especially during hibernation: the animal need not lie around in a torpid state, vulnerable to attack
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Imagine one of these torpid reptiles trying to hide its awkward shell from a school of minnows: The turtle crouches warily behind a tuft of vegetation.
  • Brain waves, absent when the animal is deeply torpid, return spontaneously.
  • Sheep were torpid, and even with binoculars, there wasn't a walker moving anywhere.

Origen

late Middle English: from Latin torpidus, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish'.

Derivados

torpidity

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈpɪdɪti/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Despite the enthusiastic overtures which the dawn of a new season brings, Clark admits he will quickly lose his appetite if matches descend into torpidity.
  • An all pervasive sense of intolerable torpidity hangs heavy in the air.
  • The torpidity of this sick animated humaness is a figuration of the total energic flow of this world-body in which life-and-death are its metabolic (anabolic and katabolic) currents.

torpidly

2
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • His performance, torpidly solemn and self-conscious as a potential Oscar winner, has a fraction of the zip of his comic turns in Pirates of the Caribbean and Ed Wood.
  • While racing's authorities torpidly contemplate these implications, jockeys must earn their daily rice-cake.
  • A Cuban cigar rested between his right index and middle fingers, burning torpidly.

Palabras que riman con torpid

limpidpoppied

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