The state of being dull or lethargic.
- 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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