This man is sedentary.
An example of sedentary is a person who sits on the couch all day and never exercises.
- of or marked by much sitting about and little travel
- keeping one seated much of the time: a sedentary job
- remaining in one locality; not migratory: said of birds, etc.
- fixed to one spot, as a barnacle
Origin of sedentaryFrench sédentaire from Classical Latin sedentarius from sedens, present participle of sedere, to sit
- Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
- Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
- Remaining or living in one area; not migratory: sedentary caribou herds.
- Attached or rooted; sessile: sedentary marine organisms.
Origin of sedentaryFrench sédentaire from Old French from Latin sedentārius from sedēns sedent- present participle of sedēre to sit ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sedentary, superlative most sedentary)
From Latin sedentÄrius (“sitting"), from sedeÅ (“I sit, I am seated").