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Synonyms for sluggish
ˈslʌg ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sluggish, sulky(adj)

    moving slowly

    "a sluggish stream"

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

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

  2. dull, slow, sluggish(adj)

    (of business) not active or brisk

    "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

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

    Antonyms:
    active, fast

  3. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid(adj)

    slow and apathetic

    "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"

    Synonyms:
    miry, waterlogged, dull, torpid, doughy, sloughy, inert, squashy, swampy, sulky, slow, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sluggish

    Synonyms:
    slow, inert, indolent, phlegmatic, slothful, iazy

    Antonyms:
    active, quick, nervous, laborious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sluggish(a.)

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

  2. sluggish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slow, not brisk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sluggish(a)

    Synonyms:
    idle, lazy, slothful, inactive, slow, inert

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use sluggish in a sentence?

  1. The Bundesbank:

    The adjustment to expected price developments largely reflects the renewed downturn in crude oil prices, which had not been expected in June, downside risks to economic growth would arise if the current sluggish dynamics in a number of emerging market economies were to worsen.

  2. Stephen Innes:

    Price action over the past 48 hours does illustrate just how quick traders are to revive fears about sluggish demand amid the thought of more abundant supplies.

  3. European MP Duda:

    Perhaps these years have been good, but only for a narrow group, yes, it's time for change, time to end this sluggish, indolent presidency.

  4. Qu Hongbin:

    Domestic economic activity is likely to remain sluggish and external demand looks uncertain, we believe more policy easing is still warranted at the current stage to support growth.

  5. Dan Ivascyn:

    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.


Translations for sluggish

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  • trägeGerman
  • aburrido, desganado, pendejo, perezoso, calmo, inerte, apagado, inútil, huevón, haragán, tarado, estúpido, lento, calmadoSpanish
  • hidas, heikko, hiljainen, hidasälyinen, verkkainen, jähmeä, veltto, laiskaFinnish
  • rétamé, faiblarde, faiblard, poussive, poussif, nazeFrench
  • ceanntromIrish
  • lassúHungarian
  • lentoItalian
  • بێ تاقه‌تKurdish
  • pūtumu, hōtoaMāori
  • langzaamDutch
  • opieszałyPolish
  • заторможенный, инертный, неповоротливый, медленный, ленивыйRussian
  • chậm chạpVietnamese

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