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lethargy

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Synonyms and Antonyms of lethargy

  1. physical or mental inertness the doctor suspected that the patient's depression and lethargy were a result of seasonal affective disorder Synonyms of lethargy hebetude, languor, lassitude, listlessness, stupor, torpor Words Related to lethargy boredom, indifference; malaise; laziness; fatigue, sleepiness; narcosis; idleness, inaction Near Antonyms of lethargy eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness; ambition, enterprise Antonyms of lethargy vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity

Synonym Discussion of lethargy

lethargy, languor, lassitude, stupor, torpor mean physical or mental inertness. lethargy implies such drowsiness or aversion to activity as is induced by disease, injury, or drugs.
    • months of lethargy followed my accident
languor suggests inertia induced by an enervating climate or illness or love.
    • languor induced by a tropical vacation
lassitude stresses listlessness or indifference resulting from fatigue or poor health.
    • a depression marked by lassitude
stupor implies a deadening of the mind and senses by shock, narcotics, or intoxicants.
    • lapsed into an alcoholic stupor
torpor implies a state of suspended animation as of hibernating animals but may suggest merely extreme sluggishness.
    • a once alert mind now in a torpor

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