lethargically

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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