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Reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, restoring habitat, and cleaning up polluted sites can be a sluggish process without immediate reward.

If your internet is still sluggish, the issue may be more local.

From Quartz

Jerry Brown fired Miller in the fall of 2011 as he sought to revive California’s sluggish economy.

If you’re feeling a little more sluggish than usual after months upon months of working and socializing from home, you aren’t alone.

That business was sluggish in the spring, Sibley said, though it has begun to come back over the past couple weeks.

From Digiday

Yet, this year, even with God and Country counting on us, Black Friday sales were reportedly sluggish.

Dolores has abundant gripes, late arrivals, and a sluggish pace among them.

But if the sluggish status quo persists, then the candidate of “hope and change” will likely leave as divisive as his predecessor.

Local authorities and international donors have come under intense criticism for what many see as a sluggish response.

The economy is still sluggish, unemployment is still high, and struggling families still need these benefits.

If he had set out to arouse emotion in these two sluggish breasts he had done so with a vengeance.

They set their club-topsail to catch the upper airs, but the last hour was sluggish sailing.

The Poles were either (p. 002) dull and sluggish boors or haughty and elegant, pleasure-loving nobles.

The long inactive, sluggish ecclesiastics suddenly seemed to feel the vigor to resist and the power to lead.

All three were natives of the soil, and somewhat sluggish in nature, like its sticky red shale.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sluggish, such as: heavy, inactive, lethargic, listless, slack, and slow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.