slouching


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slouch

 (slouch)
v. slouched, slouch·ing, slouch·es
v.intr.
1. To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
2. To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
v.tr.
To cause to droop; stoop.
n.
1. An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
2. Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person: good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.

[Origin unknown.]

slouch′er n.
slouch′i·ly adv.
slouch′i·ness n.
slouch′y adj.
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slouching

adjective shambling, lumbering, ungainly, awkward, uncouth, loutish It has to be him. That slouching frame, those long arms.
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He was a broadshouldered loose-limbed swarthy fellow of great strength, never in a hurry, and always slouching. He never even seemed to come to his work on purpose, but would slouch in as if by mere accident; and when he went to the Jolly Bargemen to eat his dinner, or went away at night, he would slouch out, like Cain or the Wandering Jew, as if he had no idea where he was going and no intention of ever coming back.
We were noticing this, and saying how that the mist rose with a change of wind from a certain quarter of our marshes, when we came upon a man, slouching under the lee of the turnpike house.
Durdles with his dinner-bundle in his hand, is indeed beheld slouching towards them.
The cares of a kingdom do not stoop the shoulders, they do not droop the chin, they do not depress the high level of the eye-glance, they do not put doubt and fear in the heart and hang out the signs of them in slouching body and unsure step.
JACOB Rees-Mogg's contemptuous slouching across the front bench during the emergency Commons debate persuaded at least four Tory MPs to go ahead and rebel.
We've been told slouching is bad for us since since our school days - but school anddesk jobsaren't exactly conducive to having a ramrod straight spine.
Participants experienced a decrease in their subjective energy after slouched walking, and those who had the highest self-rated depression scores felt an even greater decrease in their energy after slouching.
"The central part of the body is here, it's like a fuse box and if one part of the fuse goes out, the arms can be limp or the legs don't work or you slouch, so you have to pull in your fuse box, flatten your chest, feel like you're being pulled up by your ears, and now you should be able to sit down nice and straight" Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas ticks off the show's co-hostess Claudia Winkleman for "slouching".
and if anyone had tried that with me I would have probably head-butted them" Kathy Burke asked if she had suffered sexual harassment during her career "The central part of the body is here, it's like a fuse box and if one part goes out, the arms can be limp or the legs don't work or you slouch" Strictly judge Shirley Ballas ticks off the show's Claudia Winkleman for "slouching".
Over time, many people develop patterns of posture and movement (such as slouching) that cause muscle tightness.
Slouching also causes your body to compress and constrict.
Perfect for sleeping and slouching. Available in sizes from 1-8 years.