Supinely
Supine Su*pine", a. [L. supinus, akin to sub under, super above. Cf. {Sub-}, {Super-}.] 1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone. [1913 Webster]

2. Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined. [1913 Webster]

If the vine On rising ground be placed, or hills supine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless. [1913 Webster]

He became pusillanimous and supine, and openly exposed to any temptation. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Negligent; heedless; indolent; thoughtless; inattentive; listless; careless; drowsy. [1913 Webster] -- {Su*pine"ly}, adv. -- {Su*pine"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • supinely — adverb 1. with the face upward she was stretched supinely on her back • Derived from adjective: ↑supine 2. in an indifferently supine manner he called the tune to me and I supinely took it up • Derived from adjective: ↑supine …   Useful english dictionary

  • supinely — supine ► ADJECTIVE 1) lying face upwards. 2) failing to act as a result of laziness or lack of courage; passive. DERIVATIVES supinely adverb supineness noun. ORIGIN Latin supinus bent backwards …   English terms dictionary

  • supinely — adverb see supine II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supinely — See supine. * * * …   Universalium

  • supinely — adv. in a supine position, facing upward; apathetically, indifferently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supinely — su·pine·ly …   English syllables

  • supinely — See: supine …   English dictionary

  • supine — supinely, adv. supineness, n. adj. /sooh puyn /; n. /sooh puyn/, adj. 1. lying on the back, face or front upward. 2. inactive, passive, or inert, esp. from indolence or indifference. 3. (of the hand) having the palm upward. n. 4. (in Latin) a… …   Universalium

  • λορδοῖ — λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres ind mp 2nd sg λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres opt act 3rd sg λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres ind act 3rd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • λορδοῖς — λορδός bent backward masc/neut dat pl λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres opt act 2nd sg λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres subj act 2nd sg λορδόω bend oneself supinely pres ind act 2nd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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