What is another word for supinely?

Pronunciation: [sˈuːpa͡ɪnli] (IPA)

Supinely, an adverb that describes a position of lying down with one's face upward and the palms facing upward. It can also mean showing a passive or inactive attitude, as if one is resigned to defeat. Synonyms for this word include reclined, recumbent, prone, flat, prostrate, inert, and unresponsive. These words all convey a sense of a lack of action or movement. Some similar phrases that can be used in place of supinely include languidly, sluggishly, listlessly, and indolently. These words and phrases can help add variety to your writing and aid in creating a more nuanced and vibrant portrait of your characters or the setting.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Supinely

Like a flowering tree, a luxuriant joy bloomed in the Marquis's heart; in its shade and fragrance his thoughts lay supinely; and, a prey to many floating and fanciful imaginings, he walked onwards through the darkness.
"Muslin"
George Moore
And here he was now, Judge Massingale, enduring new indignity, waiting supinely in her room, exposed to the ridicule of any chance entrance.
"The Salamander"
Owen Johnson
The station was not reached, practically no supplies were landed, the "Proteus" was nipped by the ice and sunk, and the remnant of the expedition came supinely home, reporting utter failure.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors"
Willis J. Abbot

Famous quotes with Supinely

  • Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lust for blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorised into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine — which we and the rest of the civilised world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing — cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces. … So now this bloodthirsty guttersnipe must launch his mechanized armies upon new fields of slaughter, pillage and devastation.
    Winston Churchill
  • In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will, and wisdom finds a way.
    George Crabbe
  • With roses crown'd, on flowers supinely laid, Anacreon [blithe] the sprightly lyre essay'd, In light fantastic measures beat the ground, Or dealt the mirth-inspiring juice around: No care, no thought, the tuneful Teian knew, But mark'd with bliss each moment as it flew.
    Anacreon
  • Whatever bitterness and hate may be found in the movements which we are to examine, it is not bitterness or hate, but love, that is their mainspring. It is difficult not to hate those who torture the objects of our love. Though difficult, it is not impossible; but it requires a breadth of outlook and a comprehensiveness of understanding which are not easy to preserve amid a desperate contest. If ultimate wisdom has not always been preserved by Socialists and Anarchists, they have not differed in this from their opponents; and in the source of their inspiration they have shown themselves superior to those who acquiesce ignorantly or supinely in the injustices and oppressions by which the existing system is preserved.
    Bertrand Russell
  • [Paul Patterson and I] soon got on the subject of the war, and I said flatly that I thought the Sun's course was not only ignorant and absurd, but also not a little disingenuous. It had gone over to the English in an abject and ignominious fashion, against all reason and all the obvious facts. Worse, it had yielded supinely to the most outrageous fiats of the Roosevelt censorship, and had even exceeded them. This shook Patterson somewhat, for he likes to think of himself as a news editor, and he insisted that in handling the war news the Sun had done good work.
    H. L. Mencken

Related words: supine position, supine sleep, lying on the back, lying on one side, lying on the stomach

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