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torpor

noun

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  1. 1 lack of interest or concern after a lifetime of setbacks, defeats, and failures, he could only greet the latest bad news with a resigned fatalism and dull torpor Synonyms apathy, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, nonchalance, indifference, unconcernRelated Words halfheartedness, lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness; carelessness, heedlessness, recklessness, unawareness; lethargy, listlessness; aloofness, coldness, cool, detachment, dispassion; callosity, callousness, hard-heartedness, hardness, insensitivity; bloodlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stoicism, stolidityNear Antonyms attention, attentiveness, awareness, conscientiousness, curiosity, heedfulness, keenness; sensitivity, warmheartedness; bias, partiality, prejudice; ardor, desire, fervency, passion, vehemence, warmth, zealAntonyms concern, interest, regard

  2. 2 physical or mental inertness following a gut-busting Thanksgiving dinner, we spent the rest of the day lounging about in a contented torpor Synonyms hebetude, languor, lassitude, listlessness, stupor, lethargyRelated Words boredom, indifference; malaise; laziness; fatigue, sleepiness; narcosis; idleness, inactionNear Antonyms eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness; ambition, enterpriseAntonyms vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity

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