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Definition of "hebetude" [heb•e•tude]

  • Dullness of mind; mental lethargy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hebetude" in a sentence
  • "Back in 1985, he maligned television for encouraging hebetude and even chipping away at democratic ideals."
  • "Words like Git, hebetude, zip in the political sense and many others are explained in brief and charming essays."
  • "I still felt tired and unable to do a thing, possessed by an unmistakable hebetude."