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"


  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


  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. Jack Allen:

    The survey evidence points to fairly sluggish growth over the rest of the year.

  3. 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.'

  4. Sanam Hafeez:

    While wintertime SAD can make people feel sluggish, people with summertime SAD can feel an energy surge at bedtime.

  5. Jesse Hurwitz:

    The Markit survey confirms that U.S. manufacturing is likely to see only a sluggish pace of growth in the third quarter.

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Translations for sluggish

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
  • chậm chạpVietnamese

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