Definitions for sedentaryˈsɛd nˌtɛr i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sedentary
requiring sitting or little activity
"forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"
Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.
Not moving much; sitting around.
Origin: From sedentarius, from sedeo.
accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man
characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life
inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil
caused by long sitting
remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans
Origin: [L. sedentarius, fr. sedere to sit: cf. F. sedentaire. See Sedent.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sedentary lifestyle, fast food and smoking will add to the risk of having a cardiac event or diabetes.
But these numbers can still vary even more if we’re talking about an elite athlete or someone who is very sedentary.
For employees to perform at their best they need to be fit, yet workplaces have become anti-fit and increasingly sedentary.
Forms of life that are sedentary will be stoned to death, the only things that can successfully explore food resources are things that can swim.
One study found that the prevalence of back pain was 40 percent among manual laborers as opposed to 18 percent among those who had sedentary jobs.
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Translations for sedentary
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- sedentariCatalan, Valencian
- ortsgebunden, sitzendGerman
- αποδημητικός, καθιστικόςGreek
- sambil dudukIndonesian
- kyrrsetu-, hreyfingarleysis-Icelandic
- 앉은, 정착성, 앉은뱅이Korean
- stilzittend, sedentairDutch
- сидячий, оседлыйRussian
- కూర్చున్నట్టు చేసేపనిTelugu
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