torpid

torpid
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. dormant, sleepy; numb; inert, unmoving, still, stagnant; dull, stupid, apathetic, slothful, sluggish, lethargic; listless. See inactivity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Inactive]
Syn. dormant, motionless, inert; see idle 1 , latent .
2. [Apathetic]
Syn. heavy, sluggish, drowsy; see dull 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
dormant, sluggish, slow, inert, motionless, hibernating, unmoving, lethargic, languid, listless, phlegmatic, lazy, dull, apathetic.
ANT.: active, lively, energetic
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness: benumbed, dull, insensible, insensitive, numb, stuporous, unresponsive, wooden. See AWARENESS. 2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity: hebetudinous, lethargic, sluggish, stupid, stuporous. Slang: dopey. See ACTION.

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  • Torpid — Tor pid (t[^o]r p[i^]d), a. [L. torpidus, fr. torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb. [1913 Webster] Without heat all things would …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torpid — TORPÍD, Ă, torpizi, de, adj. (livr.) Leneş, molatic, încet, greoi. – Din fr. torpide, it. torpido, lat. torpidus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  torpíd adj. m., pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Torpid — Tor pid, n. [See {Torpid}, a.] [Slang, Oxford University, Eng.] 1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. pl. The Lenten rowing races. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torpid — [tôr′pid] adj. [L torpidus < torpere, to be numb or torpid < IE *( s) terp < base *( s) ter , to be stiff > STARE, STARVE] 1. a) having lost temporarily all or part of the power of sensation or motion, as a hibernating animal; dormant …   English World dictionary

  • Torpid — (v. lat.), gefühllos, unempfindlich, betäubt; an Schwäche hinsichtlich der Bewegung, des Gefühls, der Besinnung leidend, od. damit verbunden, s. Torpor …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Torpīd — (lat.), schwer erregbar, empfindungslos …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Torpid — Torpīd (lat.), starr, empfindungslos; Torpidität, Gliedererstarrung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Torpid — Torpid, lat. dtsch., gefühllos, betäubt; T. ität, Torpor, Trägheit, Schwäche, Gefühllosigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • torpid — I adjective apathetic, benumbed, comatose, dead, disinterested, dormant, drowsy, dull, heavy, idle, impervious, inactive, inanimate, indifferent, indolent, iners, inert, inexcitable, insensate, insensible, languid, languorous, lazy, leaden,… …   Law dictionary

  • torpid — torpid:⇨stumpfsinnig(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • torpid — (adj.) 1610s, from L. torpidus benumbed, from torpere be numb or stiff (see TORPOR (Cf. torpor)) …   Etymology dictionary

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