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sed·en·tar·y

 (sĕd′n-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
2. Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
3. Remaining or living in one area; not migratory: sedentary caribou herds.
4. Attached or rooted; sessile: sedentary marine organisms.

[French sédentaire, from Old French, from Latin sedentārius, from sedēns, sedent-, present participle of sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sed′en·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
sed′en·tar′i·ness n.

sedentary

(ˈsɛdəntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. characterized by or requiring a sitting position: sedentary work.
2. tending to sit about without taking much exercise
3. (Zoology) (of animals) moving about very little, usually because of attachment to a rock or other surface
4. (Zoology) (of animals) not migratory
[C16: from Latin sedentārius, from sedēre to sit]
ˈsedentarily adv
ˈsedentariness n

sed•en•tar•y

(ˈsɛd nˌtɛr i)

adj.
1. characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation.
2. characterized by inactivity and lack of exercise: a sedentary life.
3. Zool.
a. abiding in one place; not migratory.
b. pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.
[1590–1600; < Latin sedentārius sitting]
sed•en•tar•i•ly (ˌsɛd nˈtɛər ə li, ˈsɛd nˌtɛr-) adv.
sed′en•tar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sedentary - requiring sitting or little activity; "forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"
inactive - not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"

sedentary

adjective inactive, sitting, seated, desk, motionless, torpid, desk-bound A sedentary lifestyle has been linked with a risk of heart disease.
moving, active, mobile, on the go (informal), motile
Translations
قُعْدَه، جُلوسي
sedavý
stillesiddende
ülõ-
kyrrsetu-
sødimas
sēdošs
sedentair
sedavý
oturarak yapılan

sedentary

[ˈsedntrɪ] ADJsedentario

sedentary

[ˈsɛdəntəri] adjsédentaire

sedentary

adj
job, occupationsitzend attr; to lead a sedentary lifesehr viel sitzen; any job of a sedentary naturejede im Sitzen ausgeübte Tätigkeit
tribesesshaft; sedentary birdStandvogel m

sedentary

[ˈsɛdntrɪ] adjsedentario/a

sedentary

(ˈsedntəri) adjective
(of a job, way of living etc) requiring or involving much sitting and little exercise. a sedentary job in a tax office.

sedentary

a. sedentario-a.
1. de poca actividad física;
2. rel. a la posición sentada.

sedentary

adj sedentario
References in classic literature ?
At times he would tear off a small piece, and holding it between his paws, and retaining his sedentary position, would feed himself with it, after the fashion of a monkey.
Susan was growing very fond of her, and though without any of the early delight in books which had been so strong in Fanny, with a disposition much less inclined to sedentary pursuits, or to information for information's sake, she had so strong a desire of not appearing ignorant, as, with a good clear understanding, made her a most attentive, profitable, thankful pupil.
In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history.
They never came back to see their mother, and the latter being, like many persons of active mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home.
The homeward march being somewhat tardy,--owing to the un- soldierlike behaviour of certain corporals, who, being gentlemen of sedentary pursuits in private life and excitable out of doors, broke several windows with their bayonets, and rendered it imperative on the commanding officer to deliver them over to a strong guard, with whom they fought at intervals as they came along,--it was nine o'clock when the locksmith reached home.
But, though these barbarians dined in the cabin, and nominally lived there; still, being anything but sedentary in their habits, they were scarcely ever in it except at meal-times, and just before sleeping-time, when they passed through it to their own peculiar quarters.
It ought not to be a difficult task, since that gentleman was naturally sedentary and little curious.
Sir," said d'Avrigny to Villefort, so loud that all might hear, "poor Barrois has led too sedentary a life of late; accustomed formerly to ride on horseback, or in the carriage, to the four corners of Europe, the monotonous walk around that arm-chair has killed him -- his blood has thickened.
She had not suffered so much from a want of food, however, as from a want of air and exercise; from unremitting, wasting toil at a sedentary occupation, from hope deferred and from sleepless nights.
He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet, serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading, and sedentary pursuits.
Catherine's disposition was not naturally sedentary, nor had her habits been ever very industrious; but whatever might hitherto have been her defects of that sort, her mother could not but perceive them now to be greatly increased.
Dermody was quite unfit for any sedentary employment; and the little money that he had saved was not enough to support his daughter and himself.