torpid | torpidity

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Meaning(s)

slow and inactive

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torpid - lazy

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The formal word ‘torpid’ refers to somebody or something that is lacking in energy and sluggish in movement or functioning. This condition is typically the result of laziness, a lack of enthusiasm, or simply tiredness. In a person, it can refer to both a physical and mental form of lethargy.

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  1. We need to accelerate the so far torpid implementation of our modernization program or else our competitors will leave us behind.

  2. At the moment, James finds it difficult to do much other than sit around the house all day, but his torpidity is due to depression, not laziness.

  3. There is no point holding a brainstorming session at the end of the workday. By then, most will have a torpid mind.

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