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quiescent

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slow to move or act

  • a group of quiescent loungers recovering from the Thanksgiving feast
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latent, dormant, quiescent, potential mean not now showing signs of activity or existence. latent applies to a power or quality that has not yet come forth but may emerge and develop.
    • a latent desire for success
dormant suggests the inactivity of something (such as a feeling or power) as though sleeping.
    • their passion had lain dormant
quiescent suggests a usually temporary cessation of activity.
    • the disease was quiescent
potential applies to what does not yet have existence or effect but is likely soon to have.
    • a potential disaster

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