1. mental lethargy or dullness
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How To Use hebetude In A Sentence

  • There is likewise more or less headache, neuralgia, giddiness, hebetude (state of mild stupidity), dejection, confusion of the senses, skin disease, acne rosacea (scarlet redness of the nose and cheeks), eczema, etc. Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis
  • Greece, and, what is worse, from a natural or habitual hebetude, not very adroit, at learning any Thing. John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776
  • Back in 1985, he maligned television for encouraging hebetude and even chipping away at democratic ideals. Dyane Jean François: Twitter, What Is It Good For?
  • So you think you are saving yourselves from madness, but you are falling into mediocrity, into hebetude.
  • Words like Git, hebetude, zip in the political sense and many others are explained in brief and charming essays. Archive 2009-03-01
  • As the professor droned on and on in the overheated lecture hall, Kim was overcome with such hebetude that she had to fight to keep her eyes open.
  • I still felt tired and unable to do a thing, possessed by an unmistakable hebetude. Beat
  • The inept mayor's re-election would depend entirely on the hebetude of the townspeople, he thought.
  • There is a partial insensibility of the skin, and so great a hebetude of the intellectual faculties, as to be like a person half asleep, that is with difficulty aroused and kept awake.
  • It had only been twenty minutes into the lesson when Jenny soon found herself being pulled into an inescapable state of hebetude.
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