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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

If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle - and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body.
Michael Merzenich

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

sedentary in Swedish is sittande