[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
2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.
Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath
no power to stir or move itself. --Woodward.
And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect.
4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
[R.] "So sluggish a conceit." --Milton.
Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow;
dull; drowsy; inactive. See Inert.
[1913 Webster] -- Slug"gish*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
[syn: lethargy, lassitude, sluggishness]
2: the pace of things that move relatively slowly; "the
sluggishness of the economy"; "the sluggishness of the
compass in the Arctic cold"
3: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general
appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends" [syn:
languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]
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,