lethargic

[luh-thahr-jik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish.
2.
producing lethargy.
Also, lethargical.


Origin:
1350–1400; < Latin lēthargicus < Greek lēthargikós; replacing Middle English litargik < Medieval Latin litargicus (see lethargy, -ic)

lethargically, adverb
hyperlethargic, adjective
nonlethargic, adjective
nonlethargical, adjective
nonlethargically, adverb
unlethargic, adjective
unlethargical, adjective
unlethargically, adverb


1. lazy, indolent, torpid.
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lethargy (ˈlɛθədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  sluggishness, slowness, or dullness
2.  an abnormal lack of energy, esp as the result of a disease
 
[C14: from Late Latin lēthargīa, from Greek lēthargos drowsy, from lēthē forgetfulness]
 
lethargic
 
adj
 
le'thargical
 
adj
 
le'thargically
 
adv

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lethargic
late 14c., litargik, from L. lethargicus, from Gk. lethargikos, from lethargos (see lethargy). Related: Lethargically.
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Example sentences
It will even make you feel more lethargic, or sluggish, and less likely to
  exercise.
The turtles become sluggish and lethargic when their body temperatures plunge
  in the cold.
Even though the war on terror has revitalized the base's purpose, the mood was
  strangely lethargic.
We tried several months of tranquilizers that didn't help and only gave us a
  lethargic companion.
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