Origin of hebetude
Examples from the Web for hebetude
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.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Jaffery rose from his knees and regarded her in the hebetude of reaction.Jaffery|William J. Locke
An increasing indisposition to mental effort, some hebetude of mind, and a gradually deepening despondency are felt.
He has hebetude and some delirium, though not very active; he is deaf.
As it is, he has some difficulty to contend with the hebetude of his intellect, and the meanness of his subject.Hazlitt on English Literature|Jacob Zeitlin
British Dictionary definitions for hebetude
Word Origin for hebetude
Word Origin and History for hebetude
1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.