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lethargic

[ luh-thahr-jik ]
/ ləˈθɑr dʒɪk /
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adjective
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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Origin of lethargic

1350–1400; <Latin lēthargicus<Greek lēthargikós; replacing Middle English litargik<Medieval Latin litargicus (see lethargy, -ic)

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