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
Despite a sluggish start, Tiger Woods made the cut and will tee of at 10:40 a.m. with Ian Poulter as his playing partner.
The Heat got off to a sluggish start, missing their first seven shorts and later falling to 1 of 9.
With Taiwan struggling to jumpstart its sluggish economy, Beijing has resorted to one of its most common tactics: trying to use its economic clout to buy influence.
Deer Park held the first quarter lead 14-12 despite a sluggish start.
Kempner, the team offensive leader in 20-6A, possessed the ball better during the last 10 minutes of the half but ultimately could not overcome the sluggish start.
After a sluggish start, the Winterhawks roared back from a two-goal deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the third period.
Floyd Central vs Jeffersonville The Highlanders got off to a sluggish start, hitting just 1 of 9 shots.
The kickoff to a series of town hall meetings throughout north Alabama got off to a sluggish start as well.
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First Known Use of sluggish
barreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping;
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
- … his sluggish brain was hardly working at all.
- —Dick King-Smith, Pigs Might Fly
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