Sluggish Slug"gish, a. 1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man. [1913 Webster]

2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream. [1913 Webster]

3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert. [1913 Webster]

Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath no power to stir or move itself. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

And the sluggish land slumbers in utter neglect. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple. [R.] ``So sluggish a conceit.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Inert; idle; lazy; slothful; indolent; dronish; slow; dull; drowsy; inactive. See {Inert}. [1913 Webster] -- {Slug"gish*ly}, adv. -- {Slug"gish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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