(n.) A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.
(a.) Sluggish; lazy.
(1) In Proverbs, King Solomon had some advice for those rushing into print with ill-informed opinions: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise."
(a.) Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.
(a.) Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.
(a.) Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.
(a.) Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
(1) The sluggish flow which results from this vasoconstriction and high venous pressure leads to a haemoconcentration which reduces oedema formation but favours leucocyte and platelet sequestration within the microcirculation.
(2) Our findings suggest that (a) the inclusion of a liquid meal provides a reproducible method of measuring orocaecal transit using the lactulose hydrogen breath test, (b) rapid small bowel transit in thyrotoxicosis may be one factor in the diarrhoea which is a feature of the disease and (c) if altered gut transit is the cause of sluggish bowel habit in hypothyroidism, delay in the colon, and not small bowel, is likely to be responsible.
(3) Foreign investment has been sluggish because of insecurity, red tape and corruption.
(4) These composite data indicated that the definable metabolic defects of these two sisters with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia were the sluggish clearance of cholesterol from the body coupled with low total body synthesis of cholesterol.
(5) While demand in the US remains sluggish, Toyota has benefited at home from a revival in demand for its Prius petrol-electric hybrid, Japan's best-selling passenger car for the past five months.
(6) It has been established that the structure of depressive phases in sluggish simple schizophrenia includes specific psychopathological signs heralding defect formation and united by the notion "transitory syndrome".
(7) This will be vital to offset diminishing contributions from government spending and sluggish household demand.
(8) Last Saturday’s winner against Norwich felt like an isolated incident amid sluggish reactions, though the Spain international is clearly quicker to fight his own corner.
(9) Household spending has slumped to its lowest rate in nearly two years, underlining the sluggishness of Britain's economy.
(10) The visitors had looked the more settled team in the first half here, tribute to their own energetic and diligent midfield and also to a general sluggishness in Chelsea’s passing and movement.
(11) When we had a morning practice session, and some players were a bit sluggish, he would call them out to the middle of the pitch and shout: ‘Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!’ When I read this story about Leicester, I just started laughing because all those funny moments with him came rushing back into my head.” That Ranieri has a sense of humour is hardly new information.
(12) Sluggish or absent blood flow was observed in retinal arterioles that lay in close proximity to the ILS, and the arterioles themselves appeared narrowed.
(13) It was concluded that acetate, lactate, and pyruvate accumulate under growing conditions when P. natriegens is cultivated on glucose (i) because of a rapid initial catabolism of glucose via an aerobic glycolytic pathway and (ii) because of a sluggishly functioning tricarboxylic acid cycle due to the accumulation of NADPH(2) and to repressed levels of key enzymes.
(14) A cutoff point of one spermatozoon exhibiting sluggish motility per HPF was the most effective method of classifying the results of the postcoital test (X2(1) = 4.28, P = 0.037, RR = 4.7.
(15) In a speech that appears to have upset King, Carney said central banks should be prepared to downgrade their inflation targets in the event of sluggish growth and instead set themselves the task of raising national output.
(16) The clinical evaluation of cervical mucus properties requires evaluation of the quality of the mucus, its functional ability, and its interaction with sperm, since it now appears that sperm are stored in the cervix and are released continuously to the upper part of the reproductive tract; in addition, present evidence indicates that cervical mucus acts as a barrier or trap for sluggish and abnormal sperms.
(17) These were hybrid cells with conduction velocities and receptive field properties characteristic of more than one of the X, Y and sluggish categories.
(18) Low-Earth orbit is quickly becoming the realm of the private sector – including the loose agglomeration of companies known collectively as NewSpace, which have shaken human spaceflight progress out of a sluggish period.
(19) LG Photograph: LG Sales of smartwatches have been sluggish, data shows, partly because functionality is limited to notifications, which has not appealed to the mass market .
(20) Little known are reports (more common in non-American literature) that female hormones effect a sluggishness of gallbladder function.