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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sed′en-tā-ri, adj. sitting much: passed chiefly in sitting: requiring much sitting: inactive: (zool.) not migratory: not errant: lying in wait, as a spider: not free-swimming: motionless, as a protozoan.—adj. Sē′dent, at rest.—adv. Sed′entarily.—n. Sed′entariness. [L. sedentarius—sedēre, to sit.]
The numerical value of sedentary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sedentary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The results do not seem to be country-specific, being sedentary is bad for you wherever you live.
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.
Sedentary behavior also increases; there's more transport accessibility; people walk less; there are more built environments.
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- sedentariCatalan, Valencian
- ortsgebunden, sitzend, sesshaftGerman
- αποδημητικός, καθιστικόςGreek
- sambil dudukIndonesian
- kyrrsetu-, hreyfingarleysis-Icelandic
- כָּרוּך בִּישִׁיבָהHebrew
- 앉은, 정착성, 앉은뱅이Korean
- stilzittend, sedentairDutch
- сидячий, оседлыйRussian
- కూర్చున్నట్టు చేసేపనిTelugu
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