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sluggish

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adjective slug·gish \ˈslə-gish\

Simple Definition of sluggish

  • : moving slowly or lazily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sluggish

  1. 1 :  averse to activity or exertion :  indolent; also :  torpid

  2. 2 :  slow to respond (as to stimulation or treatment)

  3. 3a :  markedly slow in movement, flow, or growthb :  economically inactive or slow

sluggishly adverb
sluggishness noun

Examples of sluggish in a sentence

  1. The game picked up after a sluggish start.

  2. <the sluggish pace of the project is worrisome>



15th Century

First Known Use of sluggish

15th century

Rhymes with sluggish


SLUGGISH Defined for Kids

sluggish

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adjective slug·gish \ˈslə-gish\

Definition of sluggish for Students

  1. :  slow in movement or reaction <… his sluggish brain was hardly working at all. — Dick King-Smith, Pigs Might Fly>

sluggishly adverb



Medical Dictionary

sluggish

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adjective slug·gish \ˈsləg-ish\

Medical Definition of sluggish

  1. :  markedly slow in movement, progression, or response <sluggish healing>

sluggishly adverb
sluggishness noun




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