sluggishly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sluggishly - in a sluggish manner; "the smoke rose sluggishly"
Translations
بِكَسَل، بِبُطء
líně
trægt
lomhán
silalega
tembel tembel

sluggishly

[ˈslʌgɪʃlɪ] ADV
1. (= indolently) → perezosamente
2. (= slowly) → lentamente

sluggishly

[ˈslʌgɪʃli] advlentement

sluggishly

adv move, flowträge; walkschwerfällig; (Comm) → flau, lustlos

sluggishly

[ˈslʌgɪʃlɪ] adv (move) → lentamente, pigramente

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
References in classic literature ?
The river narrowed and flowed sluggishly between the banks which were luxuriant with tropical growth.
CLIFFORD, except for Phoebe's More active instigation would ordinarily have yielded to the torpor which had crept through all his modes of being, and which sluggishly counselled him to sit in his morning chair till eventide.
On the second day, numbers of Right Whales were seen, who, secure from the attack of a Sperm Whaler like the Pequod, with open jaws sluggishly swam through the brit, which, adhering to the fringing fibres of that wondrous Venetian blind in their mouths, was in that manner separated from the water that escaped at the lip.
The fire burned sluggishly in the narrow little grate; the view of the wet houses and soaking gardens opposite was darkening fast; and the bell of the suburban muffin-boy tinkled in the distance drearily.
And I assert that I watched them closely time after time, and that I have seen four, five, and (once) six of them sluggishly performing the most elabo- rately complicated operations together without either sound or gesture.
Never in her life had she beheld so torpid, so black, so muddy-looking a stream; its waters reflected no images of anything that was on the banks, and it moved as sluggishly as if it had quite forgotten which way it ought to flow, and had rather stagnate than flow either one way or the other.
As auxiliary to this scarcity of fuel, one of the large springs which abound in that country gushed out of the side of the ascent above, and, after creeping sluggishly along the level land, saturating the mossy covering of the rock with moisture, it swept around the base of the little cone that formed the pinnacle of the mountain, and, entering the canopy of smoke near one of the terminations of the terrace, found its way to the lake, not by dashing from rock to rock, but by the secret channels of the earth.
They pulled together, making fast at each turn on the cleats, and the hidden weight rose sluggishly.
As he listened he heard more than once the rustle and slide of a honey-loaded comb turning over or failing away somewhere in the dark galleries; then a booming of angry wings, and the sullen drip, drip, drip, of the wasted honey, guttering along till it lipped over some ledge in the open air and sluggishly trickled down on the twigs.
Passion will choose his own time to rush upon the scene, and lingers sluggishly behind when an appropriate adjustment of events would seem to summon his appearance.
He flicked the horse with his whip, and we dashed away through the endless succession of sombre and deserted streets, which widened gradually, until we were flying across a broad balustraded bridge, with the murky river flowing sluggishly beneath us.
The club tipped the ball, and it rolled sluggishly for a couple of feet.