Examples of sluggish in a Sentence
The game picked up after a sluggish start.
the sluggish pace of the project is worrisome
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The poll suggests that, despite the presence of chronic wasting disease, the number of hunters this year might not be as low as the sluggish sales of hunting licenses have indicated.
Long maligned over mounting animal welfare concerns, Ringling suffered sluggish sales from an ever-fading fan base.
The flat postglacial geography of the sluggish Chicago River and its adjacent swamps marked the narrow southwestern edge of the Great Lakes watershed, the perfect spot for a canal to connect the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed.
None of this suggests that sanctions aren’t having some impact: That recovery would probably be a bit less sluggish with fewer restrictions on its access to European and American markets.
While caffeine was not identified as coffee’s active ingredient until a century later in the early 1830s, its stimulating properties got the attention of early European politicians, who feared its ability wake the sleepy and the sluggish.
In the first Monday commute without express lanes, trips from Mercer Island to Seattle were sluggish for a couple miles of Interstate 90, but without the traffic overflows onto downtown streets that islanders had feared.
A sluggish offensive attack plus a couple of defensive breakdowns equaled the end of FC Kansas City’s four-game unbeaten streak on Saturday in Cary, N.C.
Their frustration reflects a major factor slowing a still-sluggish U.S. economy: The inability of many to tap their home equity.
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First Known Use of sluggish
SLUGGISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sluggish for English Language Learners
: moving slowly or lazily
SLUGGISH Defined for Kids
Definition of sluggish for Students
: slow in movement or reaction … his sluggish brain was hardly working at all. — Dick King-Smith, Pigs Might Fly
Medical Definition of sluggish
: markedly slow in movement, progression, or response sluggish healing
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