Definitions

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  • adv. In a sluggish manner; responding slowly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sluggish manner; torpidly; lazily; drowsily; idly; slowly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a sluggish manner

Etymologies

sluggish +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Charney also notes that while American Communists had been prepared to work, however "sluggishly," within the framework of the old policies, they were thrilled by the prospect of "a policy that was natural, that heeded reality, and that could unleash our creative talents and energies."

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • He sluggishly opened the door of his car and slid into the backseat.

    Show Stoppah

  • It hurt, but he could feel his cells sluggishly trying to reorganize, trying to shut off blood vessels and reform bone.

    Rogue Oracle

  • He could feel it in his bones and in the blood pulsing sluggishly to the surface of his skin.

    Rogue Oracle

  • His tail swished sluggishly among the leaves on the forest floor.

    Rogue Oracle

  • The wrecked skiff was rolling sluggishly a short distance to windward, and I trimmed the sheets while Charley took the wheel and steered for it.

    The King of the Greeks

  • For much of the life of the euro, European Central Bank policy was too tight for Germany, which grew sluggishly after reunification.

    Germany's Inflated Fear of Inflation

  • It came sluggishly, fighting against the smothering magic of the amulet.

    Crimson Wind

  • On her bed far away, her physical self responded, sluggishly at first, then began to jerk and convulse.

    Crimson Wind

  • I can smell the river—chill but dank, moving sluggishly at that late hour—vying with the pall of smoke hanging over the city.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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