HyperDic: sluggishness

English > 3 senses of the word sluggishness:
NOUNstatesluggishness, lethargy, lassitudea state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
attributesluggishnessthe pace of things that move relatively slowly
attributesluggishness, languor, lethargy, phlegm, flatnessinactivity / inactivity
sluggishness > pronunciation
Soundsslah'gihshnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > sluggishness: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness).
Synonymslethargy, lassitude
Narrowerhebetudemental lethargy or dullness
Broadertorpor, torpidityA state of motor and mental inactivity / inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
Spanishlasitud, letargo
Catalanlassitud, letargia
English > sluggishness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe pace of things that move relatively slowly.
Examples
  • "the sluggishness of the economy"
  • "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"
Broaderpace, rateThe relative speed of progress or change
Adjectivessluggish(of business) not active or brisk
sluggishmoving slowly
English > sluggishness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninginactivity / inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy.
Example"the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
Synonymslanguor, lethargy, phlegm, flatness
Broaderinactiveness, inactivity, inertiaA disposition to remain inactive or inert
Spanishlanguidez, letargo
Catalanletargia
Adjectivessluggishslow and apathetic / apathetic

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