noun see supine II

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  • supineness — index disinterest (lack of interest), inertia, languor, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • supineness — 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

  • supineness — īnnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being supine supineness and dogmatism take the place of inquiry Harper s …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supineness — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supineness — See supinely. * * * …   Universalium

  • supineness — noun the state of being supine …   Wiktionary

  • supineness — n. carelessness, inattention, disregard; indolence, laziness, slothfulness, inactivity; lying with the face upward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • supineness — su·pine·ness …   English syllables

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  • Inattention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inattention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inattention inattention inconsideration Sgm: N 1 inconsiderateness inconsiderateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 oversight oversight Sgm: N 1 inadvertence inadvertence inadvertency …   English dictionary for students

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