[ luh-thahr-jik ]
/ ləˈθɑr dʒɪk /


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.

Nearby words

  1. lethal gene,
  2. lethal midline granuloma,
  3. lethal mutation,
  4. lethality,
  5. lethally,
  6. lethargic encephalitis,
  7. lethargize,
  8. lethargy,
  9. lethbridge,
  10. lethe

Also le·thar·gi·cal.

Origin of lethargic

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

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Word Origin and History for lethargic



late 14c., litargik, from Latin lethargicus "affected with lethargy," from Greek lethargikos, from lethargos (see lethargy). Related: Lethargically.

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