Synonyms for torpor

Grammar : Noun
Spell : tawr-per
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtɔr pər

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Définition of torpor

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Latin torpor "numbness," from torpere "be numb," from PIE root *ster- "stiff" (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see sterile).
  • noun lethargy
Example sentences :
  • In my state of torpor I was not, however, long left in peace.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • I did not want to move again, and the torpor seemed to me thoroughly delicious.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • In India you will easily believe that the torpor is still unbroken.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Suddenly, amid her torpor, she sprang out of bed and ran into the studio.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • He only issued from his torpor at night to fall into blind and puerile fits of anger.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • The bodies prone in them seemed startled out of their torpor by his movement.
  • Extract from : « Lord Jim » by Joseph Conrad
  • The snarl of the wolf had roused the sleeper from his torpor.
  • Extract from : « Out of the Depths » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • These completed, he sank into a state of torpor from which nothing seemed to rouse him.
  • Extract from : « The Genius » by Margaret Horton Potter
  • The torpor of idleness and woeful ponderings had numbed his wits.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • She was the only one of his family who could rouse the old man from the torpor in which he seemed to live.
  • Extract from : « My Antonia » by Willa Cather

Antonyms for torpor

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