- 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.
Origin of lethargic
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Related Wordslazily, languidly, sluggishly, calmly, comfortably, deliberately, easily, gradually, slowly, tardily, composedly, dilatorily, indolently, laggardly, lethargically, listlessly, torpidly, obtusely, densely
Examples from the Web for lethargically
While she sat there she was always thinking, but vaguely, slowly, lethargically.A Spirit in Prison
The road lay before him long and bare, and lethargically he took it.The Man Who Was Good
“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
Lethargically he got up, put a coal or two on the fire, and went down to change.The Loom of Youth
Word Origin and History for lethargically
late 14c., litargik, from Latin lethargicus "affected with lethargy," from Greek lethargikos, from lethargos (see lethargy). Related: Lethargically.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper