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Synonyms for catatonia

a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods

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One of the bleakest films ever made, from one of Cormac McCarthy's bleakest books, pick this 2009 offering for date night and you'll end the night a catatonically depressed couple.
When the two gals eventually bond, Lou persuades her straight-arrow dad (Bernard Campan) and catatonically depressive morn (Breitman) to allow No to move in.
Deborah Zoe Laufer's prize-winning End Days, for example, is an update on the nuclear family revolving around a teenage Goth girl with an Elvis-impersonator boyfriend, an unemployed and catatonically depressed father, and a Jewish mom who has a bizarrely personal relationship with Jesus and is actively promoting the Rapture to family and neighbors.
Be sure to feed kitty her cod liver oil," said Tom catatonically.
They did not so much dumb it down as render it catatonically stupid and their faithful audience built up over decades fled not in their thousands but their millions.
The "heroes" trying to halt this wet'n'wild Armageddon were a catatonically miserable Tom Courtenay, his dreary son Diddy Robert Carlyle (doing a poor Paul Weller) and Carlyle's thoroughly dull Canadian ex-wife.
He seems to be staring blankly, indeed almost catatonically, off into the distance beyond our right shoulder.
Was I catatonically depressed like my mother or brandishing a butcher knife like my grandfather?