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hebetude n : mental lethargy or dullness

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  1. mental lethargy or dullness


  • 1926 Incuriousness was the most potent ally of our imposed order; for Eastern government rested not so much on consent or force, as on the common supinity, hebetude, lack-a-daisiness, which gave a minority undue effect. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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