- inactive or sluggish.
- slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
- dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
Origin of torpid1
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Antonyms for torpid
Related Words for torpidityinertness, sloth, sleep, languor, disinterest, idleness, dullness, impassivity, indifference, unconcern, inaction, torpor, passiveness, listlessness, coma, inertia, inactivity, stupor, slumber, apathy
Examples from the Web for torpidity
Historical Examples of torpidity
All insects, however, do not undergo this degree of torpidity.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
During 1817 Irving was mostly in the depths of gloom, a prey to the monotony of life and torpidity of intellect.Washington Irving
Charles Dudley Warner
Or is there some other cause of torpidity besides mere cold?The Romance of Natural History, Second Series
Philip Henry Gosse
The torpidity leaves the snakes and the turtles, and they come forth and bask in the sun.A Year in the Fields
Herr Carovius, awakening from his torpidity, saw that it was high time to make some effort to escape.The Goose Man
- apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
- (of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
- unable to move or feel
Word Origin for torpid
1610s, from Latin torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).
- Deprived of power of motion or feeling.
- Lethargic; apathetic.