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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
Even after conceding, Arsenal remained as chaotic and lethargic, never looking capable of mounting a comeback.
Mark Collins reports from Weiss Lake that surface temperatures are 85 to 87 degrees, which makes most of the bass lethargic.
When out of whack, a person may feel lethargic, anxious or angry.
This is a tune for the hot, lethargic days and steamy, neon nights. 2.
However, one week later, Mariana wasn't eating and seemed lethargic.
Police responded to reports of a crash at the intersection West Benson Street and Jefferson Avenue and found Jennifer Ray, 35, visually impaired, lethargic and making random eye movements, according to court documents.
His charming character shined bright during our visits, though the staff reported him to be upset and lethargic throughout the week.
The Buckeyes beat Hawaii 38-0 in 2015, and looked about as lethargic as a team can look while still winning 38-0.
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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.
Synonymsdull, inert, inactive, quiescent, sleepy, sluggish, torpid
Related Wordsambitionless, apathetic, indolent, languorous, lazy, lazyish, listless, shiftless, slack, slothful, sluggard, sluggardly; dormant, inanimate, motionless, resting, sedentary, static, still; dead; dopey (also dopy), drugged; asleep, drowsy, somnambulant; catatonic, comatose
Near Antonymsbusy, engaged, occupied, working; animated, bouncing, dynamic, energetic, kinetic, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zippy; assiduous, diligent, hardworking, industrious, sedulous
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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