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sluggish

adjective uk   us   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ/
moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power: A heavy lunch makes me sluggish in the afternoon. Something is wrong with the car - the engine feels a bit sluggish. The housing market has been very sluggish these past few years.
sluggishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
sluggishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “sluggish”
in Korean 느린, 게으른…
in Arabic خامِل, كَسول…
in Portuguese lerdo, apático, moroso…
in Catalan lent, fluix…
in Japanese のろのろとした, 緩慢な…
in Italian fiacco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動緩慢的, 遲緩的…
in Russian вялый, неповоротливый…
in Turkish uyuşuk, miskin, yorgun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行动缓慢的, 迟缓的…
in Polish leniwy, ospały, w zastoju…
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