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sluggish

adjective
 
 
/ˈslʌɡɪʃ/ ECONOMICS
moving or operating more slowly than usual: Fierce competition and sluggish demand have resulted in very poor sales. a sluggish market/economy/performance
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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