sluggish synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term sluggish:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluggish, sulkyadjective

    moving slowly

    Synonyms:
    gloomful, huffish, sulky, dull, glooming, inert, soggy, gloomy, sluggish, torpid, slow

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

  2. dull, slow, sluggishadjective

    (of business) not active or brisk

    Synonyms:
    thudding, dim, wearisome, torpid, dense, muted, boring, dumb, leaden, tedious, slow, sluggish, obtuse, deadening, soggy, sulky, tiresome, muffled, ho-hum, irksome, inert, dull, softened

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

  3. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidadjective

    slow and apathetic

    Synonyms:
    miry, waterlogged, dull, torpid, doughy, sloughy, inert, squashy, swampy, sulky, slow, sluggish, neutral, sloppy, marshy, quaggy, mucky, soggy, indifferent, hibernating(a), boggy, muddy, dormant

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sluggish

    Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, slothful, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sluggishadjective

    Synonyms:
    inert, inactive, indolent, idle, lazy, slothful, dronish, lumpish, supine, phlegmatic

  2. sluggishadjective

    Synonyms:
    slow, not brisk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

slow, stagnant, lethargic, anemic, weak, morose, non-performing, slack, supine



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