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supine

adjective uk   /ˈsuː.paɪn/ /ˈsjuː-/ us  

supine adjective (BODY)

formal (lying) flat on your back, looking up: We walked along the beach, past the rows of supine bodies soaking up the sun.
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RecliningNot holding the body upright

supine adjective (CHARACTER)

disapproving If you are supine, you are weak and willing to accept the control of others: The new director has introduced a series of changes against little opposition from the supine staff.Weakness and vulnerability
supinely
adverb uk   /-li/ formal us  
(Definition of supine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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