sluggishness

sluggish

[sluhg-ish]
adjective
1.
indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent: a sluggish disposition.
2.
not acting or working with full vigor, as bodily organs: a sluggish liver.
3.
slow to act or respond: a sluggish car engine.
4.
moving slowly, or having little motion, as a stream.
5.
slow, as motion.
6.
slack, as trade, business, or sales.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English slugissh. See slug1, -ish1

sluggishly, adverb
sluggishness, noun
unsluggish, adjective
unsluggishly, adverb
unsluggishness, noun


1. slow, slothful. See inactive.


1. quick, active.
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sluggish (ˈslʌɡɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  lacking energy; inactive; slow-moving
2.  functioning at below normal rate or level
3.  exhibiting poor response to stimulation
 
'sluggishly
 
adv
 
'sluggishness
 
n

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sluggish
mid-15c., from M.E. slugge "lazy person" (see sluggard). Earlier adj. was sluggi (early 13c.).
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