- the state of being dull; lethargy.
Origin of hebetude
1615–25; < Late Latin hebetūdō dullness, bluntness, equivalent to Latin hebet- (stem of hebes) dull + -ūdō; see -tude
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Related Words for hebetudinousapathetic, blah, comatose, debilitated, dilatory, dopey, dormant, drowsy, dull, enervated, heavy, idle, impassive, inactive, indifferent, inert, lackadaisical, laggard, laid-back, languid
- rare mental dullness or lethargy
Word Origin for hebetude
C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt
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1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.
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- Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
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