Examples of sluggish in a Sentence
The game picked up after a sluggish start.
the sluggish pace of the project is worrisome
Recent Examples of sluggish from the Web
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.
Pay gains may be weak in part because one crucial ingredient for economic growth -- worker productivity -- has been sluggish.
That’s hard for the Fed to promise in the current era of sluggish growth, one in which both interest rates and inflation have tended to come in lower than expected.
While a combination of factors are cited for the sluggish tax collections, one of the biggest is the impact of President Donald Trump.
Both clubs played some sluggish baseball earlier in the year, but as the Cubs come to Dodger Stadium for a weekend series, both appear to be rounding into form for a rematch of the 2016 National League Championship Series.
The Chicago metro area hit record-low unemployment in April, but state officials highlighted sluggish job growth and declining labor force participation as no reason to celebrate.
A final engine burn last October was to put Juno in a 14-day orbit, but a pair of sluggish valves in the fuel system led mission managers to forgo that, and Juno remains in the 53-day orbit instead.
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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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