What is another word for prostration?

415 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ pɹəstɹˈe͡ɪʃən], [ pɹəstɹˈe‍ɪʃən], [ p_ɹ_ə_s_t_ɹ_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Prostration refers to the state of complete physical or mental exhaustion, weakness or helplessness. Some of the synonyms for it include collapse, exhaustion, fatigue, debilitation, lassitude, weakness, lethargy, frailty, feebleness, powerlessness, and enervation. These words all relate to the feeling of extreme tiredness or weakness, and can be used interchangeably with prostration in certain contexts. For example, a person who has been working non-stop for hours might experience symptoms of prostration, such as exhaustion and weakness. In this case, synonyms like fatigue or collapse could also be used to convey the same idea. The choice of word will depend on the context and the writer's preferred style.

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What are the hypernyms for Prostration?

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What are the hyponyms for Prostration?

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What are the opposite words for prostration?

Prostration is a state of physical or mental exhaustion, often accompanied by feelings of weakness and helplessness. Its antonyms would be words that describe states of strength, vitality, and resilience. Such antonyms include vigor, liveliness, robustness, animation, and invigoration. These words suggest a state of health and vitality, contrasting sharply with the sense of debility and lethargy that prostration implies. By invoking these antonyms, we can shift our mindset from one of defeat and surrender to one of resilience and determination, allowing us to overcome the challenges we face with renewed energy and focus.

Usage examples for Prostration

Weariness, utter exhaustion, were marked in his pale-worn features, while his attitude bespoke complete prostration.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The latter's nervous prostration had been due chiefly to the fact that he was entirely ignorant of what was expected of him.
"Command"
William McFee
She was on the verge of nervous prostration.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson

Famous quotes with Prostration

  • There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
    Lewis Carroll
  • There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
    Lewis Carroll
  • most men, indeed, go coolly enough even to be hanged, but the strongest quail before financial ruin, and the better men they are, the more complete, as a general rule, is their prostration.
    Samuel Butler (novelist)

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