Definition of supineness in US English:

supineness

noun

  • See supine

    • ‘In many ways, my country is still an adolescent country - we can alternate between extraordinary triumphalism and declarations that we are the chosen race, and an extraordinary supineness.’
    • ‘The acting tends to be either hysterical or laid back into supineness, with often sloppy diction.’
    • ‘But I feel the most sincere gladness that the charge of supineness can no longer apply.’
    • ‘The mechanical spirit, however, is never at rest, and if it is lulled into a false state of listlessness in one branch of industry, and in one part of the world, elsewhere it springs up suddenly to admonish and reproach us with our supineness.’

Pronunciation

supineness

/ˈsuˌpaɪnnəs//ˈso͞oˌpīnnəs/