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torpor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of torpor

  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 of torpor apathy, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, nonchalance, indifference, unconcernWords Related to torpor 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 of torpor attention, attentiveness, awareness, conscientiousness, curiosity, heedfulness, keenness; sensitivity, warmheartedness; bias, partiality, prejudice; ardor, desire, fervency, passion, vehemence, warmth, zealAntonyms of torpor 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 of torpor hebetude, languor, lassitude, listlessness, stupor, lethargyWords Related to torpor boredom, indifference; malaise; laziness; fatigue, sleepiness; narcosis; idleness, inactionNear Antonyms of torpor eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness; ambition, enterpriseAntonyms of torpor vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity

Synonym Discussion of torpor

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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