Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being sluggish, in any sense of that word.
- n. The property of being sluggish, unable or unwilling to act quickly.
- n. The state of economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.
- n. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
- n. the pace of things that move relatively slowly
- n. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
- sluggish + -ness (Wiktionary)
“This sluggishness is not sleep deprivation - it's poison.”
“Exhibit A on the bill of indictment of federal sluggishness is that it took four days before most people were evacuated from the Louisiana Superdome.”
“Net-net, despite the current short-term sluggishness we are seeing in the procedural market, our Medical business is gaining momentum.”
“The sluggishness could be the hard drive being damaged or something more substantial loose.”
“Whether these positive initiatives will be enough to overcome disappointment on the limited over-all budget reduction will depend on the extent to which the investor is willing to look beyond near-term sluggishness in North American growth.”
“English commanders; a success which is sometimes tauntingly held up, in contrast with what is most unjustly termed the sluggishness of our own squadron.”
“California had lost 29,200 jobs in May, due in part to manufacturing sluggishness from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.”
“The electronic power-assisted steering feels well weighted, with a slow rack ratio but an on-centre sluggishness, which is safe and steady but not at all responsive.”
“Monday by the "sluggishness" of the Johannesburg Labour Court in ruling on a dispute between Vodacom and CWU members.”
“Arrived at the ferry, we were still detained, for the people who attend at the ferries have a stupid kind of sluggishness in their manner, which is very provoking when you are in haste.”
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