- lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
Origin of logy
- a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge: paleontology; theology.
- a termination of nouns referring to writing, discourses, collections, etc.: trilogy; martyrology.
Origin of -logy
Examples from the Web for logy
Besides all this, the water was warm; the trout were logy and would not rise.Wood Folk at School
William J. Long
She is light gaited, not long and logy in her movements, and carries her own head.Patroclus and Penelope
Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Tony thinks that Americans eat too much that is sweet; it makes them logy and sleepy.Steel
Charles Rumford Walker
The cattle were lazy and logy from water, often admitting of riding within a rod, thus rendering the brands readable at a glance.Wells Brothers
She was logy, at times, and hated to start; but once you got her going you had a proper job to stop her.Their Son; The Necklace
- mainly US dull or listless
- indicating the science or study ofmusicology
- indicating writing, discourse, or body of writingstrilogy; phraseology; martyrology
Word Origin and History for logy
word-forming element meaning "a speaking, discourse, treatise, doctrine, theory, science," from Greek -logia (often via French -logie or Medieval Latin -logia), from root of legein "to speak;" thus, "the character or deportment of one who speaks or treats of (a certain subject);" see lecture (n.).
- Science; theory; study:dermatology.