Synonyms for sluggish
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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.
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"a sluggish stream"
dull, slow, sluggishadjective
(of business) not active or brisk
"business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidadjective
slow and apathetic
"she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
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In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.
We're really planning the company for a sluggish oil and gas sector in '15.
Most instances of bedwetting, whether they run in the family or not, have to do with heavy sleep and a sluggish coordination between bladder signals that say ‘take me to the bathroom’ and a deep level of sleep that prevents the signals from reaching awareness.
We're still positioned across our portfolios based on a world where we think growth is going to continue to be quite sluggish, i think the theme reflected in the U.S.-focused portfolios is this idea of U.S. decoupling – divergence in terms of growth patterns - from other countries.
It is about too-long court proceedings, sluggish investment approvals, poor transport infrastructure, corruption or an overextended influence of trade unions.
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- lento, huevón, haragán, tarado, estúpido, inútil, apagado, inerte, calmo, calmado, perezoso, pendejo, desganado, aburridoSpanish
- hiljainen, heikko, laiska, hidasälyinen, veltto, verkkainen, jähmeä, hidasFinnish
- rétamé, naze, poussif, poussive, faiblard, faiblardeFrench
- بێ تاقهتKurdish
- hōtoa, pūtumuMāori
- инертный, заторможенный, ленивый, неповоротливый, медленныйRussian
- chậm chạpVietnamese
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