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 lodged at a sluice-keeper's out on the marshes, and on working days would come slouching from his hermitage, with his hands in his pockets and his dinner loosely tied in a bundle round his neck and dangling on his 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.
If someone has been slouching for years, the most simple thing for the Alexander Technique teacher to do is very gently guide the person out of that position with his or her hands.
Slouching also causes your body to compress and constrict.
Exercises to strengthen your core and buttock muscles will help correct a slouching posture and avoid long-term trouble.
It''s lightweight, weather-proof, supports bodyweights of up to 21 stone and is designed to help improve your posture and reduce back pain by encouraging you to sit in a proper position, rather than slumping and slouching.
The device called the 'Lumoback' is a belt that vibrates every time it senses that you are slouching and pairs with your phone to give you more information about your bad posture, ABC News reported.
Don't slouch, stand straight and hold your head up; it's important that you pay heed to that relentless advice of your mother, not just because slouching makes you look shorter and fatter but for the major health issues it can land you with.
But apart from indicating your attitude to the situation and your willingness to take part, does sitting up straight and not slouching actually influence how much you learn?