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synonyms for torpid

  • apathetic
  • benumbed
  • comatose
  • dopey
  • dormant
  • drowsy
  • dull
  • fainéant
  • heavy
  • hebetudinous
  • idle
  • inactive
  • indifferent
  • indolent
  • inert
  • lackadaisical
  • languid
  • languorous
  • latent
  • leaden
  • lethargic
  • listless
  • lymphatic
  • motionless
  • numb
  • paralyzed
  • passive
  • slothful
  • slow-moving
  • sluggish
  • slumberous
  • sodden
  • somnolent
  • stagnant
  • static
  • stupid
  • stuporous
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antonyms for torpid

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  • active
  • energetic
  • lively
  • moving
  • quick
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How to use torpid in a sentence

They were torpid, as you or I might be if we’d spent a long period locked-down and socially isolated.
I’VE WAITED 17 YEARS TO WRITE ABOUT PERIODICAL CICADAS AGAIN. THE WAIT IS OVER.JOHN KELLYMAY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Cheng thinks modern ballots are “boring” and “graphically torpid.”
BALLOT DESIGN SHOULD BE BORINGCLAYCHANDLEROCTOBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
Torpid as Spain had become, there was still one point on which she was exquisitely sensitive.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
I did not forget to mention the Companies, but find people, as I expected, torpid.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Its indolence, and anger at the stirring of inward strife by nature, caused it to assume a torpid indifference.
PAPERS FROM OVERLOOK-HOUSECASPER ALMORE
Professor Smawl ate heavily and retired to her tent to lie torpid until evening.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
His torpid head fell back on the chair, and his outstretched hands hung lifeless, yellow, and rigid on his knees.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
But if these lay like bivalves, torpid and content, another and more active element had awoke in the throng.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
I read a poem of melancholy, I saw perpetual activity in the heart I had accused of being torpid.
HONORINEHONORE DE BALZAC
Consequently the soul still remains depressed and bowed down, cold and torpid, in front of Intelligence.
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WORDS RELATED TO TORPID

  • anesthetic
  • cold
  • coldhearted
  • dull
  • impassive
  • indolent
  • insensible
  • insensitive
  • languid
  • lazy
  • lifeless
  • listless
  • passionless
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • spiritless
  • torpid
  • unemotional
  • unkind
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