adjective \lə-ˈthär-jik, le-\

: feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things

Full Definition of LETHARGIC

:  of, relating to, or characterized by laziness or lack of energy :  feeling or affected by lethargy :  sluggish
le·thar·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of LETHARGIC

  1. The patient is weak and lethargic.
  2. <a big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy>
  3. You'll need to move your lure as slowly as possible to tempt the lethargic fish into feeding… —Lenny Rudow, Boating, December 1997


(see lethargy)
First Known Use: 14th century

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