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"sluggish" in British English

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sluggishadjective

uk   us   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ/
sluggishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
sluggishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sluggish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sluggish" in American English

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sluggishadjective

 us   /ˈslʌɡ·ɪʃ/
  • sluggish adjective (CREATURE)

moving, ​acting, or ​working with less than ​usualspeed or ​energy: a sluggish ​economy a sluggish ​drain
(Definition of sluggish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sluggish" in Business English

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sluggishadjective

uk   us   /ˈslʌɡɪʃ/ ECONOMICS
moving or ​operating more slowly than usual: Fierce ​competition and sluggish ​demand have resulted in very ​poorsales. a sluggish ​market/​economy/​performance
(Definition of sluggish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sluggish”
in Arabic خامِل, كَسول…
in Korean 느린, 게으른…
in Portuguese lerdo, apático, moroso…
in Catalan lent, fluix…
in Japanese のろのろとした, 緩慢な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行动缓慢的, 迟缓的…
in Turkish uyuşuk, miskin, yorgun…
in Russian вялый, неповоротливый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動緩慢的, 遲緩的…
in Italian fiacco…
in Polish leniwy, ospały, w zastoju…
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