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noun (plural supines)
  1. (grammar) A type of Verbal_noun, verbal noun
  1. Lying on its back
  2. Sloping or inclined
  3. Lethargic; blameworthy indifference
  4. Passive
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 34.
    • : Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the indolence of the mind
    Etymology: From Middle English supin, from Latin supinum, supinus. Grammatical meaning is from the phrase supinum verbum

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