Search Result for "sluggishness":
1. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness);
[syn: lethargy, lassitude, sluggishness]
2. the pace of things that move relatively slowly;
- Example: "the sluggishness of the economy"
- Example: "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"
3. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy;
- Example: "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
[syn: languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sluggish \Slug"gish\, a. 1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man. [1913 Webster] 2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream. [1913 Webster] 3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert. [1913 Webster] Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath no power to stir or move itself. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple. [R.] "So sluggish a conceit." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow; dull; drowsy; inactive. See Inert. [1913 Webster] -- Slug"gish*ly, adv. -- Slug"gish*ness, n. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "sluggishness": hebetude, idleness, indolence, laggardness, languidness, languor, lassitude, laze, laziness, lethargy, lifelessness, phlegm, pococurantism, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, slouch, stagnation, torpor