of, relating to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish; apathetic.
producing lethargy: The lethargic heat and humidity of the day made me want to do nothing but nap.
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- Rarely le·thar·gi·cal .
- le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
- hy·per·le·thar·gic, adjective
- non·le·thar·gic, adjective
- non·le·thar·gi·cal, adjective
- non·le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
- un·le·thar·gic, adjective
- un·le·thar·gi·cal, adjective
- un·le·thar·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use lethargic in a sentence
He’s an ideal companion — “my mentor, my Yoda,” as Fox puts it — and the antidote to Marty’s lethargic, risk-adverse parents.Christopher Lloyd is still playing characters who are unhinged — and larger than life | Karen Heller | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Mild symptoms like a runny nose, coughing and sneezing aren’t cause for alarm, he says—but if a child has trouble breathing, is very lethargic or can’t keep down food or water, they should see a doctor.Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge | Jamie Ducharme | July 22, 2021 | Time
I savor those moments with my daughter and appreciate my rest days, but I find that it’s all too easy to let one day become two, then three, and pretty soon I’m off my regime and feeling lethargic.
The CEO consulted for these companies and leveraged emails to retain customers, but as he found out that this process was lethargic, he sought other channels as a replacement.Nigeria’s Termii raises $1.4M seed led by Future Africa and Kepple Africa Ventures | Tage Kene-Okafor | March 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
Her mother was lethargic and had trouble getting her words out when Short called her.A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus | Will Englund | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
You lethargic, unfocused, unstable, lazy, hazy, crazy time of year.
This can lead to feeling lethargic, unfocused, and stressed out.
Has your pup suddenly become more lethargic in your absence?
An Egyptian newspaper lay sprawled across a nearby table, tracking yet another lethargic day in the new Egypt.Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel | Lauren Bohn | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the first debate, that image was destroyed with Obama looking lethargic and Romney looking engaged and pragmatic.
So inert, despondent, and lethargic a moment before, he now seemed full to overflowing of life and animation.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
When the fund was instituted, public sentiment in regard to education was lethargic, if not retrograding.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
What lethargic disease has fallen on Northern souls, that they dare not be as bold for Freedom as tyrants are for Slavery?The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
I see it rose-tinted, I see the movement that stirs the life of these regions so long dead, lethargic.The Reign of Greed | Jose Rizal
In the temperate regions of North America, where crocodiles still exist, these animals pass the entire winter in lethargic torpor.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin