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slug·gish

 (slŭg′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Displaying little movement or activity; slow; inactive: a sluggish stream; sluggish growth.
2. Lacking alertness, vigor, or energy; inert or indolent.
3. Slow to perform or respond to stimulation.

[Middle English, probably from slugge, lazy person; see slug2.]

slug′gish·ly adv.
slug′gish·ness n.

sluggish

(ˈslʌɡɪʃ)
adj
1. lacking energy; inactive; slow-moving
2. functioning at below normal rate or level
3. exhibiting poor response to stimulation
ˈsluggishly adv
ˈsluggishness n

slug•gish

(ˈslʌg ɪʃ)

adj.
1. indisposed to action or exertion; lazy; indolent.
2. not functioning with full vigor, as bodily organs.
3. slow to act or respond: a sluggish engine.
4. slow or slow-moving, as a stream.
5. slack, as sales.
slug′gish•ly, adv.
slug′gish•ness, n.

sluggish

  • lusk - Means lazy or sluggish.
  • phlegmatic - First meant "abounding in phlegm" and now more commonly means "not easily excited; lacking enthusiasm; dull, sluggish"—supposedly the type of character one has from having an overabundance of phlegm.
  • sulk - A back-formation of sulky, from obsolete sulke, "sluggish."
  • drumble - To move in a slow, sluggish way.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sluggish - moving slowly; "a sluggish stream"
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
2.sluggish - (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
inactive - lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
3.sluggish - slow and apatheticsluggish - slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
inactive - not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"

sluggish

sluggish

adjective
1. Characterized by reduced economic activity:
2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
3. Resistant to exertion and activity:
Informal: do-nothing.
Idiom: bone lazy.
Translations
كَسْلان، بَطيء الحَرَكَه
línýmalátný
sløvtræg
heikkohidashidasälyinenhiljainenjähmeä
lomha
silalegur; straumlaus

sluggish

[ˈslʌgɪʃ] ADJ
1. (= indolent) → perezoso, flojo
2. (= slow moving) [river, engine, car] → lento; [business, market, sales] → inactivo; [liver] → perezoso

sluggish

[ˈslʌgɪʃ] adj
[movement] → lent(e); [person] → mou(molle)
I feel very sluggish today → Je me sens tout mou aujourd'hui.
[business, sales] → stagnant(e)

sluggish

adj (= indolent, also Med) → träge; engine, carlahm, langsam; temperamentphlegmatisch; stepsschwerfällig; riverträge; businessflau; market, stock exchangeflau, lustlos

sluggish

[ˈslʌgɪʃ] adj (indolent) → pigro/a, fiacco/a; (slow-moving, river, engine, car) → lento/a; (business, market, sales) → stagnante, fiacco/a
the car is very sluggish → la macchina manca di ripresa

slug1

(slag) noun
a kind of animal like a snail.
ˈsluggish adjective
moving slowly; not active or alert. a sluggish river; I always feel rather sluggish in the mornings.
ˈsluggishly adverb
ˈsluggishness noun

sluggish

a. flojo-a, inactivo-a, de movimiento lento.
References in classic literature ?
She disappeared among the reeds and willows that grew thick along the banks of the deep, sluggish bayou; and she did not come back again.
repeated the guest, with a strange, sluggish, ill-defined utterance.
In the first place, my coadjutors were not invariably old; there were men among them in their strength and prime, of marked ability and energy, and altogether superior to the sluggish and dependent mode of life on which their evil stars had cast them.
Besides, such is the breadth of the upper part of the front of his head, and such the tapering cut-water formation of the lower part, that by obliquely elevating his head, he thereby may be said to transform himself from a bluff-bowed sluggish galliot into a sharp-pointed New York pilot-boat.
If I fail tonight, I can only try tomorrow; knowing that the fault must be mine--that if once the vision of my soul were spoken upon earth, if once the anguish of its defeat were uttered in human speech, it would break the stoutest barriers of prejudice, it would shake the most sluggish soul to action
Several small girls held night-capped babies nearly as big as themselves in their arms, and even these fat babies seemed to take a sort of sluggish interest in us.
Emma's spirits were mounted quite up to happiness; every thing wore a different air; James and his horses seemed not half so sluggish as before.
They were all thinking of him -- some talking of him -- and it quickened their sluggish minds to look at his house.
A sluggish ditch deposited its mud at the prison walls.
Heavy in figure, movement, and comprehension - in the sluggish complexion of his face, and in the large awkward tongue that seemed to loll about in his mouth as he himself lolled about in a room - he was idle, proud, niggardly, reserved, and suspicious.
He was comely in countenance, bulky and strong in person, and in the flower of his age yet inanimate in expression, dull-eyed, heavy-browed, inactive and sluggish in all his motions, and so slow in resolution, that the soubriquet of one of his ancestors was conferred upon him, and he was very generally called Athelstane the Unready.
The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty becomes sluggish.