un sedentary


characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation.
accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise.
Chiefly Zoology.
abiding in one place; not migratory.
pertaining to animals that move about little or are permanently attached to something, as a barnacle.

1590–1600; < Latin sedentārius sitting, equivalent to sedent- (stem of sedēns, present participle of sedēre to sit1; see -ent) + -ārius -ary

sedentarily [sed-n-tair-uh-lee, sed-n-ter-] , adjective
sedentariness, noun
nonsedentarily, adverb
nonsedentariness, noun
nonsedentary, adjective
presedentary, adjective
unsedentary, adjective
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sedentary (ˈsɛdəntərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  characterized by or requiring a sitting position: sedentary work
2.  tending to sit about without taking much exercise
3.  (of animals) moving about very little, usually because of attachment to a rock or other surface
4.  (of animals) not migratory
[C16: from Latin sedentārius, from sedēre to sit]

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Word Origin & History

1598, "remaining in one place," from M.Fr. sedentaire, from L. sedentarius "sitting, remaining in one place," from sedentem (nom. sedens), prp. of sedere "to sit," from PIE base *sed- "to sit" (cf. Skt. a-sadat "sat down," sidati "sits;" O.Pers. hadis "abode;" Gk. ezesthai "to sit," hedra "seat, chair,
face of a geometric solid;" O.Ir. suide "seat, sitting;" Welsh sedd "seat," eistedd "sitting;" O.C.S. sezda, sedeti "to sit;" Lith. sedmi "to sit;" Rus. sad "garden," Lith. soditi "to plant;" Goth. sitan, O.E. sittan "to sit;" see sit). Of persons, meaning "not in the habit of exercise" is recorded from 1662.
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