from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Slowness; sluggishness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Slowness; sluggishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Slowness.


Latin lentitudo, from lentus slow: compare Old French lentitude. (Wiktionary)


  • If the base of his brain and his physical organization, especially his circulating system, had been in proportion, he would have been a man of formidable power, but his defective throb of the heart, and a certain lentitude of temperament, made this impossible; and his enormous organ of thought and feeling, being thus shut from the outlet of active energy, became intensely _meditative_, more this than even reflective.

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  • The original power and _size_ of Dr. Henderson’s mind, his roominess for all thoughts, and his still reserve, his lentitude, made, as we have said, his expressions clear and quiet, to a degree that a coarse and careless man, spoiled by the violence and noise of other pulpit men, might think insipid.

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