- supinator muscle,
- supp. rev. stat.,
Origin of supine
Examples from the Web for supineness
She contrasted them with his own weakness and supineness and degradation.Louisiana Lou|William West Winter
I cannot bear to think of your continuing in a state of supineness this winter.
Evidently they had discovered the two figures on the beach, and wondered at their supineness.The Huntress|Hulbert Footner
His supineness during the past four months had virtually lost the American colonies to England.True to the Old Flag|G. A. Henty
Never again should Grissy taunt him with his supineness before the open door of opportunity!The Little Brown Jug at Kildare|Meredith Nicholson
adjective (suːˈpaɪn, sjuː-, ˈsuːpaɪn, ˈsjuː-)
noun (ˈsuːpaɪn, ˈsjuː-)
Word Origin for supine
c.1500, from Latin supinus "turned or thrown backwards, inactive, indolent," related to sub "under" (see sub-). The grammatical use for "Latin verbal noun formed from the past participle stem" is from Late Latin supinum verbum "supine verb," perhaps so called because, though furnished with a noun case ending, it "falls back" on the verb.