What does sluggish mean?

Definitions for sluggish
ˈslʌg ɪʃslug·gish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluggish, sulkyadjective

    moving slowly

    "a sluggish stream"

  2. dull, slow, sluggishadjective

    (of business) not active or brisk

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

  3. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidadjective

    slow and apathetic

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


  1. sluggishadjective

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

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

  2. sluggishadjective

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

  3. sluggishadjective

    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. sluggishadjective

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

  5. sluggishadjective

    Exhibiting economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.

    Inflation has been rising despite sluggish economy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sluggishadjective

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

  2. Sluggishadjective

    slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream

  3. Sluggishadjective

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

  4. Sluggishadjective

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

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  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

Examples of sluggish in a Sentence

  1. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    Orders were weak across the board, remaining consistent with a sluggish rebound in growth following the early-year slowing in economic momentum.

  2. Premier Li Keqiang as saying:

    This is associated with changes in our resources, sluggish external demand and business environment, we should guide some of them to move from eastern coastal areas to the central, western and northeastern regions.

  3. Jae Crowder:

    They had a big second quarter, things kind of changed at that point. After the half, we came back a little sluggish and then couldn't get it back until the fourth quarter, which was a little too late.

  4. Qu Hongbin:

    Domestic economic activity is likely to remain sluggish and external demand looks uncertain, we believe more policy easing is still warranted at the current stage to support growth.

  5. Kat Van Kirk:

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  • trägeGerman
  • lento, huevón, haragán, tarado, estúpido, inútil, apagado, inerte, calmo, calmado, perezoso, pendejo, desganado, aburridoSpanish
  • hiljainen, heikko, laiska, hidasälyinen, veltto, verkkainen, jähmeä, hidasFinnish
  • rétamé, naze, poussif, poussive, faiblard, faiblardeFrench
  • ceanntromIrish
  • lassúHungarian
  • lentoItalian
  • بێ تاقه‌تKurdish
  • hōtoa, pūtumuMāori
  • langzaamDutch
  • opieszałyPolish
  • инертный, заторможенный, ленивый, неповоротливый, медленныйRussian
  • chậm chạpVietnamese

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. defiant
    • B. epidemic
    • C. equivalent
    • D. omnifarious

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