torpid vs torrid

torpid torrid


  • 1) The Lenten rowing races.
  • 2) An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.
  • 3) plural The Lent boat-races at Oxford.
  • 4) A second-class racing-boat at Oxford, corresponding to the slogger of Cambridge; also, one of the crew of such a boat.
  • 5) unmoving, dormant or hibernating
  • 6) lazy, lethargic or apathetic
  • 7) Sluggish, lethargic, or inactive.
  • 8) Dormant; hibernating.
  • 9) Showing little interest; apathetic.
  • 10) Conducive to sluggishness or inactivity, especially in being warm and humid.
  • 11) Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive.
  • 12) Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
  • 13) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
  • 14) slow and apathetic


  • 1) Very hot and dry.
  • 2) Full of intense emotions arising from sexual love; ardent and passionate.
  • 3) Full of difficulty.
  • 4) Hurried; rapid.
  • 5) Parched with the heat of the sun; intensely hot.
  • 6) Passionate; ardent.
  • 7) Scorching; burning.
  • 8) Parched; dried with heat.
  • 9) (Geog.) that space or board belt of the earth, included between the tropics, over which the sun is vertical at some period of every year, and the heat is always great.
  • 10) Violenty hot; drying or scorching with heat; burning; parching.
  • 11) characterized by intense emotion
  • 12) extremely hot
  • 13) emotionally charged and vigorously energetic


  • 1) Here, even the air was torpid, heavy with sediment, thickened with sludge.
  • 2) Strangely torpid, Gubby lay in Trudi's arms, his laughter gone.
  • 3) The snake could have been in a torpid state and just revived in the parking lot.
  • 4) When he was home he resisted the armchair and the torpid brooding.
  • 5) ‘We fade, lose heart, become torpid, languish, then the sap rises again, and we are passionate.’
  • 6) ‘But watching this torpid, listless movie is like Scuba-diving in treacle.’
  • 7) ‘A black sky stretched out above me and cold stars gazed down with torpid light that dulled and burned a stark yellow.’
  • 8) ‘All the members called him Sloth, which perfectly reflected his sluggish and torpid personality.’
  • 9) ‘He makes a hummingbird look positively torpid.’
  • 10) ‘The writing is torpid, the characters unfocused, the situations barely credible.’
  • 11) ‘With its obvious punk references - London Calling is the name of a famous Clash song - the piece situates itself within the groundswell of populist resentment that is currently challenging the torpid inertia of the times.’
  • 12) ‘It was an impressive performance, especially when its two largest components, Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland, both had a torpid year. The performance put the Irish market ahead of many of its peers.’
  • 13) ‘Joe's journey, configured as an immersion into the blues, the heart of jazz, manifests itself as a depression, solitary and torpid, a metaphorical cave within which he has interred himself.’
  • 14) ‘That activity has sent a formerly torpid property market soaring, with office rents, according to one study, more than doubling from 1996 to mid-1999.’
  • 15) ‘In under 30 minutes, we get a novel's worth of detail about her life: her beloved but torpid husband, her ability to compartmentalize infidelity, the long shadow her father casts.’
  • 16) ‘If, after your frustrating rush-hour road-rage journey to the gym, you're still a bit torpid, keep your wits by reminding yourself that it's all in your mind.’
  • 17) ‘It is hard to avoid the impression that his torpid pace was deliberate, and that he was interested in tiring his sitters so that he could record their fatigue and psychological distress.’
  • 18) ‘Several nights and hours of the same, torpid information pouring out of tired talking teacher types did not suggest deep emotional or entertainment value.’
  • 19) ‘The Academy Awards ceremony this year was a largely boring and torpid affair, dominated by the deeply misguided self-satisfaction of nearly all involved.’
  • 20) ‘And so, with ‘You and I’, ends a torpid album, that at times reminds me of nothing so much as an extended Monty Python skit.’
  • 21) ‘Sweeping lawsuits like the ones brought by Lowry have long been a favorite tool for shaking up torpid child welfare bureaucracies.’
  • 22) ‘His now torpid brain couldn't remember his former master well, but he knew enough to recognize him as the cause of his current level of frustration and pain.’
  • 23) ‘It's about two estranged college band members (one of whom is supposedly dead) dealing with the rigours of their torpid adult existence.’
  • 24) ‘Yet the field of Italian economic history is anything but torpid.’
  • 25) ‘Later on, the caffeine seems to wear off, and torpid ballads take over as the singer ventures repeatedly into a strained falsetto.’
  • 26) ‘Imagine one of these torpid reptiles trying to hide its awkward shell from a school of minnows: The turtle crouches warily behind a tuft of vegetation.’
  • 27) ‘Brain waves, absent when the animal is deeply torpid, return spontaneously.’
  • 28) ‘Sheep were torpid, and even with binoculars, there wasn't a walker moving anywhere.’
  • 29) ‘Only Tony shared the experience of finding a large and torpid shark in 17m in the lee of Portland Bill some 15 years ago, but without him to remind me, I might well have forgotten all about it.’
  • 30) ‘The ability of the egg to survive with suspended incubation and for the chick to become torpid are important for survival, since the adults spend a lot of time away from the nest looking for food that can be hard to find.’
  • 31) ‘David, perhaps you could say more about this than I can, but I think in the most extreme case it leads to the animal becoming completely torpid.’
  • 32) ‘And during the middle of winter when they meant to be torpid or hibernating, if they're woken up it can cause them basically to starve to death, because they burn up all their energy stores.’
  • 33) ‘They may survive the winter, when fewer insects are available, by becoming torpid.’
  • 34) ‘This was a useful camouflage, as they were both cool, torpid, and temporarily unable to fly after their probably nightlong tryst.’
  • 35) ‘Energy requirements when euthermic and torpid, as well as the frequency of arousals, vary strongly with ambient temperature.’
  • 36) ‘Whatever it is, they like it that way, and bleary-eyed and torpid they fin, in just enough slow motion to keep themselves in accurate alignment.’
  • 37) ‘The occurrence of torpor varied with both season and sex: it was observed only in breeding season birds, and only female todies became torpid.’
  • 38) ‘Dogfish resting on the rocks are surprisingly alert, twitching away almost as soon as we notice them, with none of their usual torpid behaviour.’
  • 39) ‘The fire of course revives the torpid scorpion, which then menaces Margaret but is eventually subdued when they manage to throw it into a pot of boiling water.’
  • 40) ‘Dead moths had been glued to tree trunks, or moths released in desired positions during daylight, when they are torpid and remain where they land.’
  • 41) ‘One day I saw a striped snake run into the water and he lay on the bottom more than a quarter of an hour, perhaps because he had not yet fairly come out of the torpid state.’
  • 42) ‘It spends most of its life buried deep in the soil in a shriveled, torpid state.’
  • 43) ‘Nearing Chinnavaikal, we see two cows on the shore, one lying torpid in the sun, one nosing around desultorily.’


  • 1) By now she was regarding me coolly, no doubt imagining torrid affairs.
  • 2) It has been a torrid few days for sterling.
  • 3) That was the beginning of a short but torrid affair with hybrid bearded irises.
  • 4) He ended a long, torrid day besieged by bad news.
  • 5) This was another torrid night for one of football's most likeable characters.
  • 6) The second question, in these torrid days of the shareholder spring, could be more tricky.
  • 7) It was a rare moment of defiance from Sri Lanka on a torrid day.
  • 8) In all, it was a torrid day for Spanish cycling.
  • 9) If that's the case, prepare for another torrid week.
  • 10) I love a torrid affair.
  • 11) We all know we're going into a pretty torrid time next year and the people who are going to suffer most are those with less money.
  • 12) Couples - if indeed women are intending to take their partners - are likely to have a torrid experience.
  • 13) It's been a torrid time and I hope he gets back to enjoying life.
  • 14) They certainly looked like a team full of self-belief, were fast out of the traps and gave their hosts a torrid time early on.
  • 15) It seems, however, from the facts before us that the different zones on the sun, corresponding to what we call the torrid and temperate zones on the earth, persist in rotating with velocities which gradually decrease from the equator towards the poles.
  • 16) Each game will probably be like Thursday, the two in torrid conflict, until one team finally cracks.
  • 17) Richard Burton, is a living proof that intense work, mental and physical, sojourn in torrid and frozen climes, danger from dagger and from pestilence, 'age' a person of good sound constitution far less than may be supposed ....
  • 18) Orwell composed that novel of aching remembrance in torrid Morocco, so I make no apology for saying that McEwan put me in mind, twice, of John Keats as he gazed on the work of ancient Attica: “Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness/Thou foster-child of silence and slow time.”
  • 19) The district attorney who defended the Texas law criminalizing homosexuality before the US Supreme Court is desperately trying to keep his job following the discovery of e-mails containing sexually explicit videos, racist jokes and what is described as torrid love notes to his executive secretary.
  • 20) The equatorial region of the earth, otherwise known as the torrid clime, was considered impassable by ship.
  • 21) I had carried Nat forth into the glade before the hut, where the sun might fall on him temperately, after a torrid day -- torrid, that is to say, on the heights, but in our hollow, pight about with the trees, the air had clung heavily.
  • 22) The central region, lying beneath the track of the sun, was termed the torrid zone; the two regions between the tropics and the polar circles were termed the temperate zones, and the remaining parts, between the porlar circles and the poles, the frigid zones.
  • 23) ‘So he stood there with his bag in his hand, braving the torrid summer heat for three hours.’
  • 24) ‘The thermometer ranges from below zero in the winter to above 100 on torrid summer days when scorching winds sandblast the canyons.’
  • 25) ‘Tourists visiting Bangalore to get away from the torrid heat in cities such as Chennai and Hyderabad are now forced to endure the same unfavourable weather conditions here as well, though minus the humidity.’
  • 26) ‘Having spent much of his coaching career in the heat of Turkey's torrid arenas, the Peterhead manager, proved himself a surprising dab hand with the snow-shovel as he mucked in on Friday night.’
  • 27) ‘A section of men, including small boys, have their days in the torrid heat in the city that has now worn a festoon ambience for its favourite month, ‘Chithirai’.’
  • 28) ‘Those unlucky of not having the time or the inclination to go to Goa's golden beaches, take heart from the Coconut lagoon, for it will provide similar respite and comfort from the torrid summer.’
  • 29) ‘An added incentive, if any, is the air-conditioning environment of the computer institutes offering the much-needed respite from the torrid summer.’
  • 30) ‘I was indulging in the torrid heat of a thermal bath…’
  • 31) ‘Chisholm's departure would come after a torrid summer in which he has been harshly criticised for allowing a series of swingeing cuts in hospital services throughout Scotland.’
  • 32) ‘When the summer gets torrid, its time to go on long holidays, preferably tourist packages, to places where it is much cooler and peaceful.’
  • 33) ‘Surely, there can't be a more torrid time than summer.’
  • 34) ‘Their masters, too, were reeling under the torrid heat.’
  • 35) ‘Furthermore, he has managed to steady the ship following the torrid days of early summer when he was being pilloried for everything from opera to poorly chosen kilts.’
  • 36) ‘Beautifully textured, sensuous and skin-friendly, it is cool in torrid Indian summers and keeps one warm in winter.’
  • 37) ‘Lightweight seersucker check with embroidered tops and knits to match falls right in place this torrid summer.’
  • 38) ‘Youths held a long banner overlooking the strong-smelling grave in torrid heat.’
  • 39) ‘If your summers veer towards the torrid, a soft coat low e with a lower SHGC may be a more sensible strategy.’
  • 40) ‘Faced with heavy losses due to flagging demand, there was talk of drastic reductions in spring last year, but nobody was prepared to take the lead, and, in the end, a torrid summer saved them from having to do so.’
  • 41) ‘Las Vegas is famous for gambling, sex, torrid heat and gigantic men in posing trunks in pursuit of stardom.’
  • 42) ‘Whether in the torrid months of summer, the pouring rains of the monsoon season, or the cold winters of the North, it's always tea time in India.’
  • 43) ‘We met and fell in love and had a torrid passionate affair.’
  • 44) ‘He thus tasked himself to extraction from what was not, oddly enough, a torrid steamy love affair with an accountant.’
  • 45) ‘In no time at all, both are head-first into a torrid, steamy love affair.’
  • 46) ‘The dramatists also tend to get the office politics wrong, creating tensions and torrid love affairs between pathologists and police where there are none.’
  • 47) ‘He became less of a stranger later, and more of a boy who I would have a torrid love affair with.’
  • 48) ‘A friend of mine has two boy cats, both neutered, who are enjoying a torrid if sexless love affair.’
  • 49) ‘‘A secret, torrid love affair,’ Tori swooned falsely, winning a laugh from Jacquelyn and Ramona.’
  • 50) ‘Or to put it a nicer way, they are engaged in a torrid yet tragic love affair.’
  • 51) ‘The hub of the show, and the principal element that has maintained its longevity, was the torrid love affair between Gomez and Morticia.’
  • 52) ‘Instead, they make torrid love in Maria's apartment, a supremely erotic scene that finds rapture in the contortions of Morton's face.’
  • 53) ‘Most come with torrid messages of love expressed in poetry.’
  • 54) ‘When you do feel comfortable with someone, though, your torrid sexual appetite will make him very happy.’
  • 55) ‘This being the movies, naturally a torrid love story sparks the lulls between battles and cannonfire.’
  • 56) ‘But a little while ago I did get them out and look at them and they were pretty torrid love letters.’
  • 57) ‘The general thrust of these stories was that of some handsome, dashing and very young aviator who had a Parisian girlfriend, and between the two there is a torrid love interest.’
  • 58) ‘As ‘Marriage and Murder’ showed, torrid passions could still burn in cold climates - even Winnipeg's.’
  • 59) ‘Once upstairs, it was a torrid and passionate night for both.’
  • 60) ‘My body, overheated from the torrid hotness and sexual cravings glistened from excessive perspiration.’
  • 61) ‘These two soon begin a torrid affair, making love under Albert's nose at the restaurant.’
  • 62) ‘She and Gary face some torrid love scenes ahead, however, and we think things might be getting a little interesting on the set right now.’
  • 63) ‘A torrid Christmas is only part of their difficulties, as we explain on page four.’
  • 64) ‘Dolan admitted the torrid conditions had made life difficult, especially with Cheltenham firing in a number of dangerous crosses.’
  • 65) ‘John Williams, who had being giving their full back a torrid time, did exceptionally well to get to the by-line and pull the ball back to me.’
  • 66) ‘During the 1989-90 recession, for example, there was a torrid need for financial consultants as companies downsized.’
  • 67) ‘But the F1 business, for which the company is best known, had a torrid year financially.’
  • 68) ‘True, the city's new economy is unlikely to keep up its current torrid growth tempo.’
  • 69) ‘Indeed, Bangalore's economy is growing at a torrid 10% annual clip - twice the national average.’
  • 70) ‘He's betting that the Chinese economy will keep roaring along at its present torrid pace, at a time when many analysts believe China is set to slow, or maybe even overheat.’
  • 71) ‘By just about every standard, from GDP growth to consumer confidence, the U.S. economy is in the midst of a torrid turnaround.’
  • 72) ‘Gap continues to add hundreds of new stores at a torrid pace despite the sluggish economy and signs of market saturation.’
  • 73) ‘The U.S. economy almost certainly won't keep up the third quarter's torrid pace.’
  • 74) ‘To many observers, India's torrid economic growth looks like a recent event.’

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