adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characterized by lethargy ; sluggish 2. indifferent, apatheticlethargically adverb

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  • Lethargic — Le*thar gic (l[ e]*th[aum]r j[i^]k), Lethargical Le*thar gic*al ( j[i^]*kal), a. [L. lethargicus, Gr. lhqargiko s: cf. F. l[ e]thargique. See {Lethargy}.] Pertaining to, affected with, or resembling, lethargy; morbidly drowsy; dull; heavy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lethargic — late 14c., litargik, from L. lethargicus affected with lethargy, from Gk. lethargikos, from lethargos (see LETHARGY (Cf. lethargy)). Related: Lethargically …   Etymology dictionary

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  • lethargic — [li thär′jik] adj. [ME litargik < L lethargicus < Gr lēthargikos] 1. of or producing lethargy 2. having lethargy; abnormally drowsy or dull, sluggish, etc. lethargically adv …   English World dictionary

  • lethargic — [[t]lɪθɑ͟ː(r)ʤɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are lethargic, you do not have much energy or enthusiasm. He felt too miserable and lethargic to get dressed. Ant: energetic …   English dictionary

  • lethargic — le|thar|gic [lıˈθa:dʒık US ˈθa:r ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: lethargicus, from Greek, from lethargos forgetful, lazy , from lethe forgetfulness + argos lazy ] feeling as if you have no energy and no interest in doing anything = ↑lazy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lethargic — le|thar|gic [ lə θardʒık ] adjective lacking energy and not wanting to do anything: The hotter it became, the more lethargic I felt. ╾ le|thar|gi|cal|ly [ lə θardʒıkli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lethargic — adjective feeling as if you have no energy and no interest in doing anything: The hot weather was making us all lethargic. lethargically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lethargic — adjective feeling depressed and lethargic Syn: sluggish, inert, inactive, slow, torpid, lifeless; languid, listless, lazy, idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful, apathetic, weary, tired, fatigued …   Thesaurus of popular words

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