Definitions of sluggishness

n the pace of things that move relatively slowly

“the sluggishness of the economy”
“the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold”
Type of:
pace, rate
the relative speed of progress or change

n inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

“the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends”
flatness, languor, lethargy, phlegm
Type of:
inactiveness, inactivity, inertia
a disposition to remain inactive or inert

n a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

lassitude, lethargy
mental lethargy or dullness
Type of:
torpidity, torpor
a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

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