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Definition of sluggish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sluggish

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈslʌɡɪʃ//
 
 
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moving, reacting, or working more slowly than normal and in a way that seems lazy sluggish traffic a sluggish economy the sluggish black waters of the canal He felt very heavy and sluggish after the meal. The growth of the export market has helped to compensate for sluggish demand at home.
 
adverb
sluggishness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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