Definition of sluggish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈslʌɡɪʃ//
; NAmE 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. Sales were sluggish. See related entries: Lazy Word Originlate Middle English: from the noun slug or the verb slug (see sluggard) + -ish.
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