Definition of 'sluggish'
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That suggests that there will a sluggish recovery in jobs as the economy picks up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has faced pricing pressure amid sluggish business spending and stiff competition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This lack of visibility will ensure further delays in investing and means another quarter of sluggish growth. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Central banks succeeded in that but recovery is painfully sluggish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But sluggish business investment has been one of the big disappointments of the past couple of years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Recovery is likely to be gradual as wage growth will be sluggish. The Sun (2010)And the reason that wage growth is sluggish is that labour productivity is so weak. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the key reasons for our sluggish economic recovery is that consumers have not been increasing their spending. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Riders must aim to keep moving at a wobbly, sluggish pace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The union also blamed a crackdown on drink-driving and a sluggish economy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Leading while feeling stagnant and sluggish are sure ways to self-destruct in ministry. Christianity Today (2000)Germany's sluggish economy has not yet arrived at a crisis which would make change inescapable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Worse still, they are predicting an extraordinarily sluggish recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This inhibited sales, and business was sluggish. THE FROZEN WATER TRADE (2002)If you feel sluggish in the morning, use turquoise tones in the bathroom. The Sun (2015)Most economists still expect a sluggish recovery in 2010 that will pick up speed next year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Do you sometimes feel sluggish and heavy round your ankles, feet and waist? PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)While that pointed to modest growth, retailers reported that business was sluggish for the time of year. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sluggish pace of trade growth since the financial crisis is ominous for a global economy that is facing the risk of a sharp slowdown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many problems with the global economy and the sluggish pace of recovery, but things have held together. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is a difficult concept to grasp for western consumers, who are worried about job cuts and a sluggish economic recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How would I get through all those books at my sluggish pace? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Given the sluggish economic outlook and worries about the medium term impact of public spending cuts, few experts are predicting strong gains this year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To make matters worse, the American economy continued sluggish. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
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British English: sluggish ADJECTIVE
You can describe something as sluggish if it moves, works, or reacts much slower than you would like or is normal.
The economy remains sluggish.
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