What does sluggish mean?

Definitions for sluggishˈslʌg ɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sluggish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluggish, sulky(adj)

    moving slowly

    "a sluggish stream"

  2. dull, slow, sluggish(adj)

    (of business) not active or brisk

    "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

  3. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid(adj)

    slow and apathetic

    "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"

Wiktionary

  1. sluggish(Adjective)

    Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.

    And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  2. sluggish(Adjective)

    Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.

  3. sluggish(Adjective)

    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

  4. sluggish(Adjective)

    Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.

  5. sluggish(Adjective)

    Exhibiting economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.

    Inflation has been rising despite sluggish economy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sluggish(adj)

    habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man

  2. Sluggish(adj)

    slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream

  3. Sluggish(adj)

    having no power to move one's self or itself; inert

  4. Sluggish(adj)

    characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sluggish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sluggish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Jeff Immelt:

    We're really planning the company for a sluggish oil and gas sector in '15.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present 'I am rising to a man's work.'

  3. Joerg Kraemer:

    It is about too-long court proceedings, sluggish investment approvals, poor transport infrastructure, corruption or an overextended influence of trade unions.

  4. Max Maizels:

    Most instances of bedwetting, whether they run in the family or not, have to do with heavy sleep and a sluggish coordination between bladder signals that say ‘take me to the bathroom’ and a deep level of sleep that prevents the signals from reaching awareness.

  5. Walter Scott:

    One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • trägeGerman
  • aburrido, desganado, pendejo, perezoso, calmo, inerte, apagado, inútil, huevón, haragán, tarado, estúpido, lento, calmadoSpanish
  • hidas, heikko, hiljainen, hidasälyinen, verkkainen, jähmeä, veltto, laiskaFinnish
  • rétamé, faiblarde, faiblard, poussive, poussif, nazeFrench
  • ceanntromIrish
  • lassúHungarian
  • بێ تاقه‌تKurdish
  • pūtumu, hōtoaMāori
  • langzaamDutch
  • opieszałyPolish
  • заторможенный, инертный, неповоротливый, медленный, ленивыйRussian

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