An example of lethargic is a person who refuses to walk up one flight of stairs and takes the elevator instead.
- of or producing lethargy
- having lethargy; abnormally drowsy or dull, sluggish, etc.
Origin of lethargicMiddle English litargik from Classical Latin lethargicus from Classical Greek l?thargikos
(comparative more lethargic, superlative most lethargic)
From Ancient Greek Î»Î·Î¸Î±ÏÎ³Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (lethargikos), from Î»Î®Î¸Î±ÏÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (lÄ“thargos, “forgetful, lethargic"), from Î»Î®Î¸Î· (lÄ“thÄ“, “a forgetting, forgetfulness") (from which Lethe (“river in Hades")) + á¼€ÏÎ³ÏŒÏ‚ (argos, “not working")