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Definition of "lethargic" []

  • Of, causing, or characterized by lethargy. (adjective)
  • Sluggishness, slowness, or dullness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An abnormal lack of energy, esp as the result of a disease (noun)

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Use "lethargic" in a sentence
  • "In an interview, Michael Lamach, chief executive officer, said he thinks the U.S. economy, while avoiding a double-dip recession, may well remain "lethargic" for a long spell."
  • "After losing at Memphis a day earlier, the Heat looked lethargic from the start against Milwaukee."
  • "A muffled hero caught in lethargic intrigue that will be disturbing news for readers who haven't already heard that many Austrians are in deep denial about their wartime history and that American hands aren't exactly clean in the matter of rehabilitating Nazis."