hebetude

[ heb-i-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF hebetude
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He has hebetude and some delirium, though not very active; he is deaf.

Jaffery rose from his knees and regarded her in the hebetude of reaction.

An increasing indisposition to mental effort, some hebetude of mind, and a gradually deepening despondency are felt.

I am set up by a beneficent providence at the corner of the road, to warn you to flee from the hebetude that is to follow.

As the disease progresses the hebetude becomes more profound and is overcome with greater difficulty.

As it is, he has some difficulty to contend with the hebetude of his intellect, and the meanness of his subject.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.

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