Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sedentary”

See all translations

sedentary

adjective uk   /ˈsed.ən.tər.i/ us    /-ter.i/
C2 involving little exercise or physical activity: a sedentary job/occupation My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary.
Translations of “sedentary”
in Spanish sedentario…
in French sédentaire…
in German sitzend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏運動的,少活動的…
in Russian сидячий, малоподвижный…
in Turkish hareketsiz, durgun, oturarak zaman geçiren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏锻炼的,少活动的…
in Polish siedzący…
(Definition of sedentary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sedentary?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sedentary” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More