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Definition of Sedentary

Sedentary

  1. Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
  2. Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
  3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
  4. Caused by long sitting.
  5. Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.

Sedentary Quotations

Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
Andrew Weil

I'm not a sedentary person. I've always been active.
Lauren Bacall

The mind of the Renaissance was not a pilgrim mind, but a sedentary city mind, like that of the ancients.
George Santayana

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I'm naturally athletic. I've been involved in sports since I could walk. So, for me to be sedentary is just unacceptable. Not only is it great for your physical body, but it gives me more energy during the day if I've worked out. I feel better. I look better.
Eva Longoria
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Sedentary Translations

sedentary in Swedish is sittande