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SUPINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supine mean? 

SUPINE (adjective)
  The adjective SUPINE has 2 senses:

1. lying face upward
2. offering no resistance

  Familiarity information: SUPINE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPINE (adjective)


Sense 1supine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lying face upward

Synonyms:

resupine; supine

Similar:

unerect (not upright in position or posture)


Sense 2supine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Offering no resistance

Synonyms:

unresisting; resistless; supine

Context examples:

resistless hostages / No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried

Similar:

inactive; passive (lacking in energy or will)


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