Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » L » Letch ... Leucadendron Argenteum

LETHARGY

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lethargy mean? 

LETHARGY (noun)
  The noun LETHARGY has 3 senses:

1. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
2. weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
3. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

  Familiarity information: LETHARGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LETHARGY (noun)


Sense 1lethargy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

lassitude; lethargy; sluggishness

Hypernyms ("lethargy" is a kind of...):

torpidity; torpor (a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lethargy"):

hebetude (mental lethargy or dullness)


Sense 2lethargy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

inanition; slackness; lethargy; lassitude

Hypernyms ("lethargy" is a kind of...):

weakness (the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain)


Sense 3lethargy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

languor; lethargy; phlegm; sluggishness; flatness

Context example:

the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends

Hypernyms ("lethargy" is a kind of...):

inactiveness; inactivity; inertia (a disposition to remain inactive or inert)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Love is blind." (English proverb)

"If you tell the truth, people are not happy; if beaten with a stick, dogs are not happy." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Three feet of ice does not result from one day of freezing weather." (Chinese proverb)

"All too good is neighbours fool." (Dutch proverb)

 LETHARGY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.2737 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: