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3 definitions found
 for sluggishness
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) :

  sluggishness
      n 1: a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
           [syn: lethargy, lassitude, sluggishness]
      2: the pace of things that move relatively slowly; "the
         sluggishness of the economy"; "the sluggishness of the
         compass in the Arctic cold"
      3: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general
         appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends" [syn:
         languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "sluggishness":
     hebetude, idleness, indolence, laggardness, languidness, languor,
     lassitude, laze, laziness, lethargy, lifelessness, phlegm,
     pococurantism, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, slouch,
     stagnation, torpor
  
  

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