hebetude


heb·e·tude

noun \ˈhe-bə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of HEBETUDE

heb·e·tu·di·nous \ˌhe-bə-ˈtü-dən-əs, -ˈtyü-\ adjective

Examples of HEBETUDE

  1. <faced with a class forever enveloped in a miasma of apathy and intellectual hebetude, the professor had little hope of kindling an interest in medieval European history>

Origin of HEBETUDE

Late Latin hebetudo, from hebēre to be dull; akin to Latin hebes dull
First Known Use: circa 1621

heb·e·tude

noun \ˈheb-ə-ˌt(y)üd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEBETUDE

: the absence of mental alertness and affect (as in schizophrenia)

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