logy

[ loh-gee ]
/ ˈloʊ gi /

adjective, lo·gi·er, lo·gi·est.

lacking physical or mental energy or vitality; sluggish; dull; lethargic.

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Origin of logy

1840–50, Americanism; perhaps <Dutch log heavy, cumbersome + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM logy

lo·gi·ly, adverblo·gi·ness, noun

Definition for logy (2 of 2)

-logy

a combining form used in the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge: paleontology; theology.
a termination of nouns referring to writing, discourses, collections, etc.: trilogy; martyrology.

Origin of -logy

Middle English -logie<Latin -logia<Greek. See -logue, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for logy (1 of 2)

logy
/ (ˈləʊɡɪ) /

adjective logier or logiest

mainly US dull or listless

Derived forms of logy

loginess, noun

Word Origin for logy

C19: perhaps from Dutch log heavy

British Dictionary definitions for logy (2 of 2)

-logy

n combining form

indicating the science or study ofmusicology
indicating writing, discourse, or body of writingstrilogy; phraseology; martyrology

Derived forms of -logy

-logical or -logic, adj combining form-logist, n combining form

Word Origin for -logy

from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word; see logos
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Medical definitions for logy

-logy

suff.

Science; theory; study:dermatology.
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