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Synonyms for lethargy
ˈlɛθ ər dʒilethar·gy

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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.

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

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

    The apathy of monastic life; apathy toward good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lethargy

    drowsiness, torpor, oblivion, stupor, swoon, trance

    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)

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

  2. inanition, lassitude, lethargy, slacknessnoun

    weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

    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"

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lethargynoun

    drowsiness, stupor, unconsciousness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lethargy":

    apathy, drowsiness

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How to use lethargy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Masukawa:

    Ignorance, apathy, and lethargy cause the most problems in our world. People don't know what's going on, they don't care, and they're too lazy to find out.

  4. 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.

  5. Virginia Woolf:

    Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.

Translations for lethargy

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  • سبات، نعاس، فتور، بلادةArabic
  • letargiaCatalan, Valencian
  • Teilnahmslosigkeit, Trägheit, Lethargie, Nonchalance, Interesselosigkeit, SchlafsuchtGerman
  • λήθαργοςGreek
  • atonía, sopor, letargo, aletargamientoSpanish
  • letargia, uupumus, saamattomuusFinnish
  • léthargie, nonchalance, langueurFrench
  • सुस्तीHindi
  • թմրածություն, լեթարգիա, անտարբերություն, մահաքուն, կեղծամահArmenian
  • 昏睡, 疲労, 無関心Japanese
  • 혼수Korean
  • kelesuan, letargiMalay
  • slaapzucht, lethargie, futloosheid, onverschilligheid, lusteloosheidDutch
  • letargieRomanian
  • летаргия, вялость, усталость, апатичность, утомлениеRussian
  • לעטהאַרגיYiddish
  • 昏睡Chinese

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