A sluggish stream; sluggish growth.
An example of a sluggish drain is a kitchen sink that is draining very slowly.
An example of a sluggish person is someone moving very slowly with his work duties.
Matter, being impotent, sluggish, and inactive, hath no power to stir or move itself. -- Woodward.
Other Word Forms
Origin of sluggish
- Middle English probably from slugge lazy person slug2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition