supine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “supine” in the English Dictionary

"supine" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈsuː.paɪn/ /ˈsjuː-/

supine adjective (BODY)

formal (​lying) ​flat on ​your back, ​looking up: We ​walked along the ​beach, past the ​rows of supine ​bodiessoaking up the ​sun.

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.
adverb uk   us   /-li/ formal
(Definition of supine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supine”
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体, 仰卧的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體, 仰臥的…
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