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Definition of Sluggish

Sluggish

  1. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.
  2. Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
  3. Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.
  4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.

Sluggish Quotations

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.
John W. Gardner

There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
Samuel Johnson

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
Walter Scott

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
Ovid

If you could drive straight down, into a tunnel bored through the crust of the planet, you'd hit this molten mess in about an hour. It's called the asthenosphere - a sluggish sea, several hundred miles thick, on which floats the Earth's cool epidermis - the so-called tectonic plates.
Seth Shostak
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Sluggish Translations

sluggish in German is faul

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