Definition of lethargic
lethargicallyplay \lə-ˈthär-ji-k(ə-)lē, le-\ adverb
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Examples of lethargic in a Sentence
You'll need to move your lure as slowly as possible to tempt the lethargic fish into feeding … —Lenny Rudow, Boating, December 1997
… became a drifter and for a time an alcoholic and finally lapsed into lethargic self-abasement. —Stanley Karnow, New York Times Book Review, 14 Oct. 1984
The audience was cold and lethargic. It is true there were about fifty-seven applauses, but they were not roars of enthusiasm by any means. —Lady Bird Johnson, 12 Jan. 1966, in A White House Diary, 1970
The patient is weak and lethargic.
a big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy
Recent Examples of lethargic from the Web
The driver, who said he was headed to a friend's house in Maple Heights, slurred his words and acted lethargic.
Among the others, one suffered increasing insomnia, and one became more lethargic and slept more than the others.
Gilbert said Lacy told him that Khalil had been lethargic all day, not wanting to eat or play.
Throughout the last 12 months, while there’s been glimmers of the virtually unbeatable Djokovic tennis fans had become accustomed to watching, there’s been way more periods of stagnant, lethargic performances in need of a major mental boost.
The road doesn’t get easier for the lethargic Orioles, who will return home for the first of seven games against the two teams ahead of them in the American League East standings, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Apps such as Google Sky Maps (available exclusively for Android OS) feel lethargic and the browser isn’t very zippy.
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Did You Know?
In Greek mythology, Lethe was the name of a river in the underworld that was also called the River of Unmindfulness or the River of Forgetfulness. Legend held that when someone died, he or she was given a drink of water from the river Lethe to forget all about his or her past life. Eventually this act of forgetting came to be associated with feelings of sluggishness, inactivity, or indifference. The name of the river and the word lethargic, as well as the related noun lethargy, all derive from lethe, Greek for forgetfulness.
LETHARGIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lethargic for English Language Learners
: feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things
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