sluggishness


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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:
Noun1.sluggishness - a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
hebetude - mental lethargy or dullness
torpidity, torpor - a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility; "he fell into a deep torpor"
2.sluggishness - the pace of things that move relatively slowly; "the sluggishness of the economy"; "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
3.sluggishness - inactivitysluggishness - inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

sluggishness

noun inactivity, lethargy, drowsiness, apathy, inertia, stagnation, dullness, torpor, heaviness, indolence, lassitude, languor, listlessness, somnolence, slothfulness a medical condition which causes sluggishness and bad breath

sluggishness

noun
1. A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity:
2. The quality or state of being lazy:
Informal: do-nothingism.
Translations
بُطء الحَرَكَه
lenost
sløvhedtræghed
lomhaságszellemi lomhaság
seinlæti
tembellik

sluggishness

[ˈslʌgɪʃnɪs] N
1. (= indolence) → pereza f
2. (= slowness) → lentitud f

sluggishness

n (= indolence, also Med) → Trägheit f; (of engine, car)Lahmheit f; (of temperament)Phlegma nt; (of steps, pace)Schwerfälligkeit f; (of river)Trägheit f; the sluggishness of the marketdie Flaute am Markt; the sluggishness of the businessdie geschäftliche Flaute

sluggishness

[ˈslʌgɪʃnɪs] n (gen) → lentezza; (of business, sales) → stasi f, ristagno

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 ?
This sluggishness on Colonel Pyncheon's part became still more unaccountable, when the second dignitary of the province made his appearance, and found no more ceremonious a reception.
In the baser sort, its effect was to increase the liability to sluggishness and dependence, and induce the victim of a shadowy hope to remit all self-effort, while awaiting the realization of his dreams.
Having achieved this double feat, for which he was the more highly applauded that it was totally unexpected from him, the knight seemed to resume the sluggishness of his character, returning calmly to the northern extremity of the lists, leaving his leader to cope as he best could with Brian de Bois-Guilbert.
Fogg, he was much more restless, counting and recounting the days passed over, uttering maledictions when the train stopped, and accusing it of sluggishness, and mentally blaming Mr.
He was now in the meridian of life; his matrimonial affections, never violent, were sobered into a calm, habitual sentiment; of all husbands, he was likely to be the most constant, because a certain sluggishness would keep his heart at rest, wherever it might be placed.
But the innate tendency of his soul had only been accumulating fresh vigor during its apparent sluggishness.
The fact that he had never changed suggested a sluggishness of habit which seemed to me characteristic.
So saying, he leaped from bed, for he hated his sluggishness now.
This forbearance, however, proceeded only in part, from the sluggishness of their common temper; for long and frequent experience in scenes of a similar character, had taught them the virtue of discretion.
HAVE you ever thought that your morning sluggishness might be connected to what you ate for breakfast?
Meanwhile, international markets witnessed fall of the euro vis a vis the USD, which continued to rally against background of the industrial sector's sluggishness in the euro zone, during the current month.
Asian markets edged up on Monday following a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while analysts said data indicating sluggishness in the Chinese economy could prompt fresh stimulus from Beijing.