sluggish

  • 1 Sluggish — Slug gish, a. 1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man. [1913 Webster] 2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream. [1913 Webster] 3. Having no power to move one s self or itself; inert. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sluggish — slug‧gish [ˈslʌgɪʆ] adjective happening or reacting more slowly than usual: • Trading activity has been sluggish all week. • sluggish consumer demand sluggishly adverb : • Economists predict that taxable income will grow only sluggishly.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 sluggish — index despondent, inactive, indolent, languid, lax, lifeless (dull), otiose, phlegmatic …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 sluggish — mid 15c., from M.E. slugge lazy person (see SLUGGARD (Cf. sluggard)). Earlier adj. was sluggi (early 13c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sluggish — *lethargic, torpid, comatose Analogous words: inert, *inactive: indolent, slothful, *lazy: listless, languishing, *languid Antonyms: brisk: expeditious: quick (of mind) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 sluggish — [adj] dull, slow moving apathetic, blah*, comatose, dopey*, down, dragging, draggy*, drippy*, heavy, hebetudinous, inactive, indolent, inert, laid back*, languid, languorous, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, lumpish, mooney*, off,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 sluggish — ► ADJECTIVE 1) slow moving or inactive. 2) lacking energy or alertness. DERIVATIVES sluggishly adverb sluggishness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 sluggish — [slug′ish] adj. [< SLUG1 + ISH] 1. lacking energy, alertness, or vigor; indisposed to exertion; slothful 2. not active; slow or slow moving; dull 3. not functioning with normal vigor sluggishly adv. sluggishness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 sluggish — adjective a) Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man. And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect. b) Slow; having little motion; as, a s …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 sluggish — [[t]slʌ̱gɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED You can describe something as sluggish if it moves, works, or reacts much slower than you would like or is normal. The economy remains sluggish... Circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands. ...the …

    English dictionary

  • 11 sluggish — sluggishly, adv. sluggishness, n. /slug ish/, adj. 1. indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent: a sluggish disposition. 2. not acting or working with full vigor, as bodily organs: a sluggish liver. 3. slow to act or… …

    Universalium

  • 12 sluggish — slug|gish [ slʌgıʃ ] adjective 1. ) not performing or reacting as well as usual: Sasha woke up feeling tired and sluggish. sluggish economic growth 2. ) not moving as quickly as usual: a sluggish stream ╾ slug|gish|ly adverb ╾ slug|gish|ness noun …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 sluggish — UK [ˈslʌɡɪʃ] / US adjective 1) not performing or reacting as well as usual Sasha woke up feeling tired and sluggish. a sluggish economy 2) not moving as quickly as usual a sluggish stream Derived words: sluggishly adverb sluggishness noun… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 sluggish — slug|gish [ˈslʌgıʃ] adj moving or reacting more slowly than normal ▪ Alex woke late feeling tired and sluggish. ▪ Economic recovery has so far been sluggish. >sluggishly adv >sluggishness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 sluggish — adjective moving or reacting more slowly than normal: I always feel sluggish first thing in the morning. | the company s sluggish sales performance sluggishly adverb: The stream flows sluggishly through the fields. sluggishness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sluggish — adjective 1) Alex felt tired and sluggish Syn: lethargic, listless, lacking in energy, lifeless, inert, inactive, slow, torpid, languid, apathetic, weary, tired, fatigued, sleepy, drowsy, enervated; lazy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 sluggish — [ˈslʌgɪʃ] adj not moving, performing, or reacting as well as usual a sluggish economy[/ex] Sasha woke up feeling tired and sluggish.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 sluggish — adj. inert; inactive; slow moving; torpid; indolent (a sluggish circulation; a sluggish stream). Derivatives: sluggishly adv. sluggishness n. Etymology: ME f. SLUG(1) or slug (v.): see SLUGGARD …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 sluggish — slug·gish sləg ish adj markedly slow in movement, progression, or response <sluggish healing> slug·gish·ly adv slug·gish·ness n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 sluggish — adj. Sluggish is used with these nouns: ↑demand, ↑economy, ↑growth, ↑market, ↑river, ↑start …

    Collocations dictionary