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3 definitions found
 for sluggish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sluggish \Slug"gish\, a.
     1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a
        sluggish man.
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     2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
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     3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.
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              Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath
              no power to stir or move itself.      --Woodward.
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              And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
        [R.] "So sluggish a conceit." --Milton.
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     Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow;
          dull; drowsy; inactive. See Inert.
          [1913 Webster] -- Slug"gish*ly, adv. --
          Slug"gish*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sluggish
      adj 1: moving slowly; "a sluggish stream" [syn: sluggish,
             sulky]
      2: (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or
         slow)"; "a sluggish market" [syn: dull, slow, sluggish]
      3: slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish
         worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age" [syn: inert,
         sluggish, soggy, torpid]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  215 Moby Thesaurus words for "sluggish":
     Laodicean, Micawberish, Olympian, abeyant, affluent, aloof,
     ambling, apathetic, backward, benumbed, blah, blase, blunt,
     blunt-witted, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, cautious, circumspect,
     claudicant, comatose, confluent, costive, coursing, crawling,
     creeping, creeping like snail, dallying, dead, debilitated,
     decurrent, defluent, delaying, deliberate, desensitized, detached,
     diffluent, dilatory, dillydallying, dim, dim-witted, disinterested,
     dopey, dormant, down, dragging, draggy, droopy, drugged, dull,
     dull of mind, dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-witted, easy,
     easygoing, enervated, exanimate, faltering, fat-witted, flagging,
     flat, flowing, fluent, fluxional, fluxive, foot-dragging, foul,
     gentle, gradual, groggy, gross-headed, gulfy, gushing, halting,
     heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, hobbled, hobbling, hopeless, idle,
     in a stupor, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate,
     indifferent, indolent, inert, insouciant, jaded, lackadaisical,
     laggard, lagging, languid, languorous, latent, lax, lazy, leaden,
     leisurely, lethargic, lifeless, limping, lingering, listless, logy,
     loitering, lumbering, lumpish, mazy, meandering, moderate,
     moribund, nonchalant, numb, numbed, obtuse, off, passive,
     phlegmatic, pluckless, poking, poky, pooped, pouring,
     procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, profluent,
     racing, relaxed, reluctant, remiss, resigned, running, rushing,
     sated, sauntering, sedentary, serpentine, shuffling, slack,
     sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses,
     slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged,
     slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing,
     slow-stepped, slow-witted, slumbering, slumberous, smoldering,
     snail-paced, snaillike, somnolent, soporific, spiritless,
     spunkless, staggering, stagnant, stagnating, standing, static,
     stiff, stoic, streaming, strolling, stultified, stupefied, stupid,
     supine, surging, surgy, suspended, tame, tentative, thick-brained,
     thick-headed, thick-pated, thick-witted, thickskulled, tidal,
     toddling, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike,
     unaroused, uncaring, unconcerned, unhurried, uninterested,
     vegetable, vegetative, vortical, waddling, wan, weary, withdrawn,
     wooden, world-weary
  
  

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