Definition of torpid :
1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.
2. Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive.
3. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb.
4. The Lenten rowing races.
soggy, inert, mucky, numb, muddy, hebetudinous, waterlogged, heavy, dozy, awareness, dormant, neutral, all in, hibernating, inactive, quiescent, weary, indifferent, stupid, doughy, squashy, sulky, asleep, on your last legs, wooden, unfeeling, insensitive, stuporous, unresponsive, miry, boggy, fatigued, quaggy, swampy, numbed, dead, action, sleepy, exhausted, run-down, sloppy, drowsy, sloughy, marshy
inactive (part of speech: adjective)
lethargic (part of speech: adjective)
lackadaisical, lumpish, lethargic, languorous, apathetic, lifeless, leaden, languid, dull, drugged, sluggish, slothful, listless, unhurried, dopey, indolent, lazy, insensible, phlegmatic, tired, slow, drooping, benumbed, leisurely
- If Admiral Tirpitz torpedoed the Torpid with a torpedo, where's the torpedo Admiral Tirpitz torped? - "Further Foolishness", Stephen Leacock.
- So he shook off from him the torpid sleep that had come upon him in the hot and scented jungle, and forgot its orchids and its butterflies, and swept on turbulent, expectant, strong; and soon the snowy peaks of the Hills of Glorm came glittering into view. - "Tales of Three Hemispheres", Lord Dunsany.
- But to- night a thing had happened in Wyatt's Buildings which had awakened in the inhabitants, hardened to sordid crime, a sort of torpid interest. - "The Quest of the Sacred Slipper", Sax Rohmer.