[ loh-gee ]
/ ˈloʊ gi /
adjective, lo·gi·er, lo·gi·est.
lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.
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Origin of logy
; perhaps <Dutch log
heavy, cumbersome + -y1
OTHER WORDS FROM logylo·gi·ly, adverblo·gi·ness, noun
Other definitions for logy (2 of 2)
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
Middle English -logie
<Greek. See -logue
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How to use logy in a sentence
The child begins to cry and then soon goes off into a deep sleep, while the body seems more heavy and logy than usual.
The cattle were lazy and logy from water, often admitting of riding within a rod, thus rendering the brands readable at a glance.
By her side a logy youth, with small, blue fish-eyes fixed adoringly on her, sauntered protectingly.
Her petulant sister and the logy Luella never dreamed that Aunt Crete desired such un-auntly indulgences.
The canvas is rather a logy, limp sort of craft, to my thinking, and liable to drown her crew if swamped.
British Dictionary definitions for logy (1 of 2)
adjective logier or logiest
mainly US dull or listless
Derived forms of logyloginess, noun
Word Origin for logy
C19: perhaps from Dutch log heavy
British Dictionary definitions for logy (2 of 2)
n combining form
indicating the science or study ofmusicology
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writingstrilogy; phraseology; martyrology
Derived forms of -logy-logical or -logic, adj combining form-logist, n combining form
Word Origin for -logy
from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos
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Medical definitions for logy
Science; theory; study:dermatology.
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