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 ?
The fact that he had never changed suggested a sluggishness of habit which seemed to me characteristic.
His spirit seemed to awaken from its sluggishness, and his memory brought back to him all the merry greenwood life--how the birds were singing blithely there this bright morning, and how his loved companions and friends were feasting and making merry, or perhaps talking of him with sober speech; for when he first entered the Sheriff's service he did so in jest; but the hearthstone was warm during the winter, and the fare was full, and so he had abided, putting off from day to day his going back to Sherwood, until six long months had passed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But the innate tendency of his soul had only been accumulating fresh vigor during its apparent sluggishness. As the summer advanced he almost totally relinquished his business, and permitted Father Time, so far as the old gentleman was represented by the clocks and watches under his control, to stray at random through human life, making infinite confusion among the train of bewildered hours.
This shows KE's incompetence, sluggishness. By this KE is putting its consumers in unnecessary trouble.
The report finds that sluggishness in the US farm sector remains a key restraining factor for the growth of farm tires market.
[ClickPress, Tue Jul 30 2019] The broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tire sales globally, however, opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million in 2018.