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The synonyms of “Lethargic” are: unenergetic, sluggish, inert, inactive, slow, torpid, lifeless, dull
Lethargic as an Adjective
Definitions of "Lethargic" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “lethargic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Deficient in alertness or activity.
- Affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic.
Synonyms of "Lethargic" as an adjective (8 Words)
|dull||Not active or brisk.|
Dull days with nothing to do.
|inactive||(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct.|
|inert||Lacking the ability or strength to move.|
She was fat and inert.
|lifeless||Deprived of life; no longer living.|
His lifeless body was taken from the river.
|slow||Of a sports field or ground likely to make the ball bounce or run slowly or to prevent competitors from travelling fast.|
He s so slow so unimaginative.
|sluggish||Slow and apathetic.|
Alex woke late feeling tired and sluggish.
|torpid||(of an animal) dormant, especially during hibernation.|
A mind grown torpid in old age.
|unenergetic||Lacking energy or vigour.|
I felt lethargic and unenergetic and going into work was the last thing I wanted to do.
Usage Examples of "Lethargic" as an adjective
- Bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights.
- I felt tired and a little lethargic.
Associations of "Lethargic" (30 Words)
My foot is asleep.
|dispirited||Having lost enthusiasm and hope; disheartened.|
She was determined to appear unworried in front of her dispirited family.
|dormancy||Quiet and inactive restfulness.|
His prolonged dormancy ended with the publication of Collected Poems.
|dormant||Temporarily inactive or inoperative.|
|doze||Sleep lightly or for a short period of time.|
I dozed off for a few seconds.
|dreamy||Dreamy in mood or nature.|
A slow dreamy melody.
|drowsiness||A very sleepy state.|
This drug can cause drowsiness.
|drowsy||Showing lack of attention or boredom.|
Made drowsy by the long ride.
|exhausted||Drained of energy or effectiveness extremely tired completely exhausted.|
She returned home exhausted from work.
|fancied||Formed or conceived by the imagination.|
A fancied wrong.
|feeble||Pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness.|
Her feeble cries of pain.
|flagging||Becoming tired or less dynamic; declining in strength.|
The flagging in the garden was quite imaginative.
|gloomy||Dark or poorly lit, especially so as to appear depressing or frightening.|
|groggy||Stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion.|
The sleeping pills had left her feeling groggy.
|lackadaisical||Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.|
A lackadaisical attempt.
|languid||(of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort.|
A languid wave of the hand.
|languor||An oppressive stillness of the air.|
Her whole being was pervaded by a dreamy languor.
|languorous||Characterized by tiredness or inactivity, especially of a pleasurable kind.|
A hot languorous afternoon.
|lassitude||A state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness.|
She was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed.
|lazy||(of a brand on livestock) placed on its side rather than upright.|
At a lazy pace.
|lethargy||A lack of energy and enthusiasm.|
A history of weight loss lethargy and fluid retention.
|listless||Marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm.|
He was listless and bored.
|quiescence||A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction.|
This method has been shown to induce sleep like quiescence in adult animals.
|sleep||Be in a state of sleep be asleep.|
She sat up rubbing the sleep from her eyes.
|sleepy||Showing the effects of sleep.|
The wine had made her sleepy.
|sluggish||Not active or brisk.|
A sluggish market.
|sluggishness||A state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness.|
The sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold.
|somnolence||A very sleepy state.|
|tired||Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.|
Fisher rubbed his tired eyes.
|uninterested||Not interested in or concerned about something or someone.|
An uninterested spectator.