Definitions for: Sluggish


[adj] slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
[adj] (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
[adj] with little movement; very slow; "a sluggish stream"



Webster (1913) Definition: Slug"gish, a.
1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a
sluggish man.

2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.

3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.

Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath
no power to stir or move itself. --Woodward.

And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect.
--Longfellow.

4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
[R.] ``So sluggish a conceit.'' --Milton.

Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow;
dull; drowsy; inactive. See Inert. -- Slug"gish*ly,
adv. -- Slug"gish*ness, n.

Synonyms: dull, inactive, inert, slow, torpid

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