Definition of Sluggish

1. Adjective. Moving slowly. "A sluggish stream"

Exact synonyms: Sulky
Similar to: Slow
Derivative terms: Sluggishness



2. Adjective. (of business) not active or brisk. "A sluggish market"
Exact synonyms: Dull, Slow
Category relationships: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Similar to: Inactive
Derivative terms: Sluggishness

3. Adjective. Slow and apathetic. "A mind grown torpid in old age"
Exact synonyms: Inert, Soggy, Torpid
Similar to: Inactive
Derivative terms: Inertness, Sluggishness, Torpidity, Torpidness

Definition of Sluggish

1. a. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.

Definition of Sluggish

1. Adjective. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a ''sluggish'' man. ¹

2. Adjective. Slow; having little motion; as, a ''sluggish'' stream. ¹

3. Adjective. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert. ¹

4. Adjective. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple. ¹

5. Adjective. Exhibiting economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sluggish

1. displaying little movement or activity [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sluggish

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sluggardly
sluggardness
sluggardnesses
sluggards
sluggardy
slugged
slugger
sluggers
slugginess
slugging
slugging average
slugging percentage
slugging percentages
sluggish (current term)
sluggish layer
sluggisher
sluggishest
sluggishly
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sluggy
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slughorns
sluglike
slugs
slugworm
slugworms
sluice

Literary usage of Sluggish

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... the second charge will reverse the more rapidly changing polarities, while the sign of the more sluggish will not be changed ; when, therefore, ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"But held by sluggish floes, pack'd in the Your aggregate retain'd entire — О north, south, east and west, your items all; 1885. (1888.) The body wreck'd, ..."

3. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1874)
"It is entirely nocturnal in its habits, and during the d.iy time is sluggish and seeks shelter under boards and logs. The perfect insect is of a chestnut ..."

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