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Synonyms for lethargy
ˈlɛθ ər dʒi

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lethargy

    Apathy, according to its Greek derivation, is a simple absence of feeling or emotion. There are persons to whom a certain degree of apathy is natural, an innate sluggishness of the emotional nature. In the apathy of despair, a person gives up, without resistance or sensibility, to what he has fiercely struggled to avoid. While apathy is want of feeling, calmness is feeling without agitation. Calmness is the result of strength, courage, or trust; apathy is the result of dulness or weakness. Composure is freedom from agitation or disturbance, resulting ordinarily from force of will, or from perfect confidence in one's own resources. Impassibility is a philosophical term applied to the Deity, as infinitely exalted above all stir of passion or emotion. Unfeelingness, the Saxon word that should be the exact equivalent of apathy, really means more, a lack of the feeling one ought to have, a censurable hardness of heart. Indifference and insensibility designate the absence of feeling toward certain persons or things; apathy, entire absence of feeling. Indifference is a want of interest; insensibility is a want of feeling; unconcern has reference to consequences. We speak of insensibility of heart, immobility of countenance. Stoicism is an intentional suppression of feeling and deadening of sensibilities, while apathy is involuntary. Compare CALM; REST; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, calmness, composure, immobility, impassibility, indifference, insensibility, phlegm, quietness, quietude, sluggishness, stillness, stoicism, tranquillity, unconcern, unfeelingness

    Antonyms:
    agitation, alarm, anxiety, care, distress, disturbance, eagerness, emotion, excitement, feeling, frenzy, fury, passion, sensibility, sensitiveness, storm, susceptibility, sympathy, turbulence, vehemence, violence

    Preposition:
    The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lethargy

    Synonyms:
    drowsiness, torpor, oblivion, stupor, swoon, trance

    Antonyms:
    vigilance, alertness, liveness, mindfulness, wakefulness, alacrity, activity, life

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lethargy, lassitude, sluggishnessnoun

    a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

    Synonyms:
    phlegm, lassitude, listlessness, slackness, flatness, sluggishness, languor, inanition

  2. inanition, lassitude, lethargy, slacknessnoun

    weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

    Synonyms:
    languor, laxness, phlegm, lassitude, laxity, slack, listlessness, slackness, flatness, sluggishness, remissness, inanition

  3. languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessnoun

    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

    "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"

    Synonyms:
    lusterlessness, sluggishness, matt, sputum, dreaminess, inanition, flatness, emotionlessness, lustrelessness, languor, slackness, unemotionality, listlessness, impassiveness, phlegm, impassivity, lassitude, indifference, two-dimensionality, matte, stolidity, mat, planeness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lethargynoun

    Synonyms:
    stupor, torpor, COMA, stupefaction, hypnotism, stupidity, morbid drowsiness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lethargynoun

    Synonyms:
    drowsiness, stupor, unconsciousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lethargy":

    apathy, drowsiness

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How to use lethargy in a sentence?

  1. Ashok Gulati:

    Every year, a large amount of funds allocated for irrigation lie unutilized and that's because of lethargy, red tape, inept administration and a lack of political will.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's amazing how quickly everything can change, in the blink of an eyelid literally. So enjoy this moment, and live it with love and passion rather than wasting it with animosity and lethargy. You never know whether or not you may ever get a chance to enjoy such moment again. Enjoy Today!

  3. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aidthem to judge for themselves.

  5. Githu Muigai:

    #1. The man in front of you today is a mortician, The patient died on the operating table. If you think the patient should have lived, ask the surgeons. #2. I am here to jumpstart your mind from lethargy. #3. I believe you are familiar with carnal knowledge? The concept that is, not the practical part. Someone with experience? Legal experience you dirty minded fools! #4. The only difference between you and a cow is what I teach you. #5. Most women would prefer the sperm of a law professor to that of a law student. #6. We are not authorities in law. By ‘we’ I mean ‘you’. Some of you might be tempted to think that we are in the same category! #7. You call me Sir and I call you Sir. The only difference is that YOU will mean it while I don't! #8. Not even the devil knows what a man is thinking, leave alone a woman. #9. I agree with the Honourable Justice Kwach, that the legal profession is in danger of being infiltrated by peasants. #10. For the purposes of my lectures, all time will be in GMT and only my Swiss watch will apply. #11. If your female client is going to be convicted of murder, make sure she’s pregnant. Why are you laughing? Of course, I don’t mean that you should be the one making sure! #12. I radiate knowledge because I am in intellectual puberty and not intellectual menopause.

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Translations for lethargy

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  • سبات، نعاس، فتور، بلادةArabic
  • letargiaCatalan, Valencian
  • Trägheit, Nonchalance, Schlafsucht, Interesselosigkeit, Teilnahmslosigkeit, LethargieGerman
  • λήθαργοςGreek
  • aletargamiento, atonía, letargo, soporSpanish
  • uupumus, letargia, saamattomuusFinnish
  • léthargie, langueur, nonchalanceFrench
  • सुस्तीHindi
  • մահաքուն, լեթարգիա, կեղծամահ, անտարբերություն, թմրածությունArmenian
  • 昏睡, 無関心, 疲労Japanese
  • 혼수Korean
  • letargi, kelesuanMalay
  • lethargie, lusteloosheid, onverschilligheid, futloosheid, slaapzuchtDutch
  • letargieRomanian
  • утомление, апатичность, вялость, летаргия, усталостьRussian
  • לעטהאַרגיYiddish
  • 昏睡Chinese

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