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Definition 1: inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where sluggishness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends

Synonyms for sluggishness in the sense of this definition

(sluggishness is a kind of ...) a disposition to remain inactive or inert

"he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

Definition 2: the pace of things that move relatively slowly - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where sluggishness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sluggishness of the economy
  • the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold

(sluggishness is a kind of ...) the relative speed of progress or change

"he lived at a fast pace" "he works at a great rate" "the pace of events accelerated"

Definition 3: a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for sluggishness in the sense of this definition

(sluggishness is a kind of ...) a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

"he fell into a deep torpor"

(... is a kind of sluggishness ) mental lethargy or dullness

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