adjective slug·gish \ˈslə-gish\

: moving slowly or lazily

Full Definition of SLUGGISH

:  averse to activity or exertion :  indolent; also :  torpid
:  slow to respond (as to stimulation or treatment)
a :  markedly slow in movement, flow, or growth
b :  economically inactive or slow
slug·gish·ly adverb
slug·gish·ness noun

Examples of SLUGGISH

  1. The game picked up after a sluggish start.
  2. <the sluggish pace of the project is worrisome>

First Known Use of SLUGGISH

15th century

Rhymes with SLUGGISH

SLUGGISHLY Defined for Kids


adjective slug·gish \ˈslə-gish\

Definition of SLUGGISH for Kids

:  slow in movement or reaction <… his sluggish brain was hardly working at all. — Dick King-Smith, Pigs Might Fly>
slug·gish·ly adverb
Medical Dictionary


adjective slug·gish \ˈsləg-ish\

Medical Definition of SLUGGISH

:  markedly slow in movement, progression, or response <sluggish healing>
slug·gish·ly adverb
slug·gish·ness noun


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