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"sluggish" in British English

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sluggishadjective

uk   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ/  us   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ/
sluggishly
adverb uk   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ.li/  us   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ.li/
sluggishness
noun [U] uk   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ.nəs/  us   /ˈslʌɡ.ɪʃ.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)
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