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  1. sluggishness

    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, lethargy, phlegm, quietness, quietude, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lethargy, lassitude, sluggishnessnoun

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

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

  2. sluggishnessnoun

    the pace of things that move relatively slowly

    "the sluggishness of the economy"; "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"

    Synonyms:
    flatness, lassitude, languor, phlegm, lethargy

  3. languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessnoun

    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

    "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sluggishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    phlegm, apathy, insensibility, dulness, indifference, inertness, indolence, slothfulness, laziness, supineness, torpor, sloth

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  1. List of paraphrases for "sluggishness":

    slowness, torpor, slowdown, stagnation, inertia, tardiness, downturn

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How to use sluggishness in a sentence?

  1. Millan Mulraine:

    The general tone of this report was weak and it adds to a wide array of housing indicators that have been pointing in the wrong direction, underscoring continued sluggishness in this crucial segment of the economy.

  2. Millan Mulraine:

    The disappointing manufacturing output points to continued sluggishness in this segment of the economy and will likely remain a source of concern at the Fed.

  3. Melissa Majumdar:

    Some people experience sleepiness or sluggishness as a sign to eat more instead of the traditional hunger cues, if two or three hours after a meal you are low in energy, plug in a balanced snack of fiber and protein, like fresh fruit with a handful of nuts or a small bag of edamame.

  4. Farrell Allen:

    Waking up in the morning in my youth, my mother would sometimes notice my sluggishness and say,' OK, 10 jumping jacks to wake Stephanie Mansour up,'.

  5. Ian Nakamoto:

    Everything's down today ... Europe's come back to center stage in terms of what's going to happen to Greece, people are also concerned about debt levels of the consumer, concerned about housing, concerned about the general sluggishness of the Canadian economy.


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