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Another word for supine

  1. Lying on one's back

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  2. Indolent

      1. Receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return:
      2. Accepting or submitting without objection or resistance; submissive:
      3. Existing, conducted, or experienced without active or concerted effort:
      1. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; listless:
      2. Slow-moving or weak in force:
      3. Showing little or no vitality or animation:
      1. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic:
      2. Characterized by a lack of energy or interest:

Synonym Study

  • Recumbent suggests a lying down or back in any position one might assume for rest or sleep she was recumbent on the chaise longue
  • Prostrate implies the position of one thrown or lying flat in a prone or supine position, as in great humility or complete submission, or because laid low the victim lay prostrate at his attacker's feet
  • Prone , in strict use, implies a position in which the front part of the body lies upon or faces the ground he fell prone upon the ground and drank from the brook
  • Supine implies a position in which one lies on one's back, and may suggest listlessness or passivity lying supine on the grass, gazing lazily at the clouds