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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
Dogs with pneumonia typically have decreased appetite, are very lethargic and may have labored breathing.
The sun reaches the bare soil causing it to dry out more quickly, and weeds are better able to invade the lethargic turf.
Fans who did make their way into Gillette’s lower bowl were treated to an utterly lethargic contest as neither side had a goal to show for its efforts.
Not helping matters is a lethargic offense that ranks 11th in the NL in runs per game (4.1) and OPS+ (89).
But his Senate campaign fundraising is lethargic when compared to his past hauls and his top-tier GOP and Democratic rivals.
The boy was acting lethargic and had been outside for hours.
The club had produced a rather lethargic outing, but even so, Sporting KC earned a point and finished the day atop the Western Conference standings.
Logan became lethargic and nauseous, and his rash had spread.
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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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