Definition of sluggish in English:

sluggish

Line breaks: slug|gish
Pronunciation: /ˈslʌgɪʃ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

sluggishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The game opened very sluggishly with both sides guilty of poor finishing and it was only in the ninth minute that the scoreboard first saw some activity.
  • Europe has also maintained its prosperity, and although its economies are growing sluggishly, they are growing.
  • Touch it and it breaks up, rolls sluggishly away in pieces, like mercury.

sluggishness

noun
More example sentences
  • But sometimes fatigue and sluggishness are caused by an underactive thyroid and these external forces simply exacerbate an already stressed thyroid gland.
  • Earth's mass, moreover, measures Earth's inertia or sluggishness if we tried to stop or change its movement through space.
  • Stopping caffeine suddenly, however, can cause sluggishness, fatigue, headache and grumpiness.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from the noun slug1 or the verb slug (see sluggard) + -ish1.

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