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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sluggish \Slug"gish\, a.
1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a
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.
[1913 Webster] -- Slug"gish*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: moving slowly; "a sluggish stream" [syn: sluggish,
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,
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