May 22, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
supine /ˈsuːˌpaɪn/ adjective
supine
/ˈsuːˌpaɪn/
adjective
The woman is lying supine in the grass.
The woman is lying supine in the grass.
Learner's definition of SUPINE

formal

1 : lying on your back with your face upward

  • a supine position

  • He was lying supine on the couch.

— compare PRONE

2 disapproving : willing to be controlled by others : weak or passive

  • a supine attitude

  • a supine legislature that is afraid to take action

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