how to pronounce sluggish


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sluggish is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of sluggish in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… when you're when you're sluggish and …”

meanings of sluggish


  1. Exhibiting economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.
  2. Slow; having little motion.
  3. Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive.
  4. Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.
  5. Having no power to move oneself or itself; inert.

sluggish frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sluggish occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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