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.
- 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
Eventually the cold-blooded things fed, and dragged lethargically out of the cave in the direction of the pit.Astounding Stories, April, 1931 | Various
The road lay before him long and bare, and lethargically he took it.The Man Who Was Good | Leonard Merrick
“But I got the boat off in time,” Eve repeated, lethargically.Jupiter Lights | Constance Fenimore Woolson
Lethargically and nonchalantly we drew away from the restaurant.Caught by the Turks | Francis Yeats-Brown
The applause continued persistently, but, so at least it must have seemed to English ears, lethargically.The Way of Ambition | Robert Hichens