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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sluggish mean? 

SLUGGISH (adjective)
  The adjective SLUGGISH has 3 senses:

1. with little movement; very slow
2. (of business) not active or brisk
3. slow and apathetic

  Familiarity information: SLUGGISH used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SLUGGISH (adjective)

Sense 1sluggish [BACK TO TOP]


With little movement; very slow


sluggish; sulky

Context example:

a sluggish stream


slow (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time)

Sense 2sluggish [BACK TO TOP]


(of business) not active or brisk


sluggish; slow; dull

Context examples:

business is dull (or slow) / a sluggish market


inactive (lacking activity; lying idle or unused)

Domain category:

business; business enterprise; commercial enterprise (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects)

Sense 3sluggish [BACK TO TOP]


Slow and apathetic


torpid; inert; sluggish; soggy

Context examples:

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


inactive (not active physically or mentally)

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