Definition of lethargic in English:

lethargic

Line breaks: leth|ar¦gic
Pronunciation: /lɪˈθɑːdʒɪk
 
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adjective

Derivatives

lethargically

Pronunciation: /lɪˈθɑːdʒɪk(ə)li/
adverb
More example sentences
  • By September, fat with worms and snail meat, they ambled lethargically towards hibernation, miraculously slowing down their metabolism to lie curled up in suspended animation, surviving for weeks with neither food nor drink.
  • The hangings lazily moved into the classroom whenever there was a bit of breeze that broke the still, tepid air of the afternoon, and lethargically straightened themselves out again once it had passed.
  • After she told her mother that she had a lot of homework to finish (which was a lie, she hardly had any after reading in the coffee shop) she climbed up the stairs lethargically.

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek lēthargikos, from lēthargos 'forgetful'.

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