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Sluggish meaning

sluggish - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.
  2. 2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
  3. 3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.
  4. 4. Lazy; slothful; slow.

sluggish - examples of usage

  1. The sluggish air was noisy with voices, and the edge of the forest receded gradually before the busy pioneers, replacing the tall timbers with little, high- banked homes of spruce and white- papered birch.
  2. A man who is prompt and is therefore thought to be hasty by sluggish creatures who are never half awake, may in five minutes spend more time in consideration than his critics will spend in as many weeks.
  3. We can turn at once to the Egyptians, a people slower- witted than the Greeks, and watch their sluggish but more instructive operations.
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