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Meaning of SLUGGISH

Pronunciation:  'slugish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
  2. [adj]  (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
  3. [adj]  with little movement; very slow; "a sluggish stream"

SLUGGISH is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dull, inactive, inert, slow, torpid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Slug"gish\, a.
1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a
   sluggish man.

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

3. 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.

         And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect.

4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
   [R.] ``So sluggish a conceit.'' --Milton.

Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow;
     dull; drowsy; inactive. See {Inert}. -- {Slug"gish*ly},
     adv. -- {Slug"gish*ness}, n.