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I can be very lazy sometimes. Really lethargic!
Charlie McDermott

Meaning of "lethargic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LETHARGIC

lethargic  [lɪˈθɑːdʒɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LETHARGIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lethargic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LETHARGIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lethargic

Fatigue (medical)

Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes. Physical fatigue is the transient inability of a muscle to maintain optimal physical performance, and is made more severe by intense physical exercise. Mental fatigue is a transient decrease in maximal cognitive performance resulting from prolonged periods of cognitive activity. It can manifest as somnolence, lethargy, or directed attention fatigue. Medically, fatigue is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Fatigue is considered a symptom, rather than a sign because it is a subjective feeling reported by the patient, rather than an objective one that can be observed by others. Fatigue and ‘feelings of fatigue’ are often confused.

Definition of lethargic in the English dictionary

The definition of lethargic in the dictionary is lacking energy or enthusiasm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LETHARGIC


adrenergic
ˌædrəˈnɜːdʒɪk
allergic
əˈlɜːdʒɪk
anti-allergic
ˌæntɪəˈlɜːdʒɪk
anticholinergic
ˌæntɪˌkɒlɪˈnɜːdʒɪk
camouflagic
ˌkæməˈflɑːdʒɪk
cholinergic
ˌkəʊlɪˈnɜːdʒɪk
dopaminergic
ˌdəʊpəmiːnˈɜːdʒɪk
energic
ɪnˈɜːdʒɪk
geostrategic
ˌdʒiːəʊstrəˈtiːdʒɪk
hemiplegic
ˌhemɪˈpliːdʒɪk
monoaminergic
ˌmɒnəʊˌeɪmɪˈnɜːdʒɪk
noradrenergic
nɔːrˌædrəˈnɜːdʒɪk
paraplegic
ˌpærəˈpliːdʒɪk
quadriplegic
ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪk
serotonergic
ˌsɛrətəˈnɜːdʒɪk
strategic
strəˈtiːdʒɪk
synergic
sɪˈnɜːdʒɪk
Tadjik
ˈtɑːdʒɪk
Tadzhik
ˈtɑːdʒɪk
Tajik
ˈtɑːdʒɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LETHARGIC

letch
Letchworth
letdown
lethal
lethal dose
lethal injection
lethality
lethally
lethargical
lethargically
lethargies
lethargise
lethargize
lethargy
Lethbridge
Lethe
Lethean
lethee
lethied
lethiferous

WORDS THAT END LIKE LETHARGIC

anergic
chemurgic
demiurgic
dramaturgic
dyssynergic
endoergic
exoergic
georgic
histaminergic
isenergic
metallurgic
nonallergic
orgic
serotoninergic
telergic
thaumaturgic
theurgic

Synonyms and antonyms of lethargic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LETHARGIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lethargic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lethargic

Translation of «lethargic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LETHARGIC

Find out the translation of lethargic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lethargic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lethargic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

没精打采的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aletargado
570 millions of speakers

English

lethargic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुस्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السبات العميق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

летаргический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

letárgico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

léthargique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lesu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

träge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無気力な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무기력한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lethargic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hôn mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மந்தமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुस्तावलेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyuşuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

apatico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ospały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

летаргічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

letargic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ληθαργικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

traag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slö
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lethargic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lethargic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LETHARGIC»

The term «lethargic» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.299 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LETHARGIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lethargic

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2 QUOTES WITH «LETHARGIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lethargic.
1
Aly Khan
In spite of this fact, the Western powers have never given sufficient importance to the Muslim world. They have always been inclined to treat it as a big backward and lethargic child.
2
Charlie McDermott
I can be very lazy sometimes. Really lethargic!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LETHARGIC»

Discover the use of lethargic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lethargic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Acute Epidemic Encephalitis (Lethargic Encephalitis)
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Association For Research In N. Disease, 2009
2
Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical and Forensic ...
On the other hand, the lethargic patient is not fully alert and may drift in awareness or consciousness while not actively stimulated. Lethargic patients usually have a reduction in mental speed. Recall from Chapter 2 that lethargy is often a ...
Robert P. Granacher, Jr., 2007
3
The Mouse in Biomedical Research: Normative Biology, ...
This hypothesis is supported by the finding of another lethargic allele (lh2J) with a mutation that eliminates β4 mRNA and results in the phenotype seen in the lethargic mouse (lh allele) (Burgess and Noebels 1999). Behaviorally, lethargic ...
‎2006
4
The Four Different Stages of Hypnotic Sleep: Hypo-Lethargic, ...
THIS 40 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Practical Hypnotism: Theories and Experiments, by Comte C. Saint-Germain. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564599299.
Comte C. Saint-Germain, 2010
5
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature
Worms and insects are the species which afford the greatest number «f lethargic animals ; alter that oviparous quadrupeds and serpents in the cold and temperate climates ; there arc likewise many viviparous quadrupeds, which have the ...
Tobias George Smollett, 1808
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The Natural Selection of Autonomy
But telling lethargic Jack and Jill (who are not drought stricken) that they ought to feed their children has at least some possibility of good effect. "You ought to shake off your lethargy, gird your loins, pull up your socks, and feed your children .
Bruce N. Waller, 1998
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Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry: Drugs, ...
In a 1970 retrospective, Deniker observed, It was found that neuroleptics could experimentally reproduce almost all symptoms of lethargic encephalitis. In fact, it would be possible to cause true encephalitis epidemics with the new drugs.
Peter Roger Breggin, 2007
8
Society-89: The Essentials
A lethargic person does not have enough ambition to do more than what is necessary for survival, and will often become a kind of leech. He bears false witness and steals from those who earn while watching the destruction around him.
Jack Minnelpin, 2006
9
Caring for Cats
Meaner cats are easier to reach, as they still care a bit about what happens to them — while lethargic cats could really care less. Cats that have become lethargic won't play, take treats, or respond to anything you say to them. With a lethargic ...
Jean M. Nixo
10
The Essential Handbook For Cat Lovers: This Handbook Will ...
If уоu соntinuе tо uѕе thеwrоng means оf discipline оn аn emotionally dаmаgеd cat, thе саt саn bесоmе mеаn оr lethargic. Whеn aсаt turnѕ mean, it's nоt аlwауѕ a bаd thing. Meaner саtѕ аrе easier tоreach, аѕ they ѕtill саrеabitаbоut whаt ...
Carl M. Mcclain, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LETHARGIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lethargic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Alum returns to UCLA as Bagel Mom to feed hungry students | Daily …
... School, Elkins met a teacher who stopped teaching to make popcorn for her students because they were too lethargic and hungry to focus. «Daily Bruin, Jul 15»
2
Chinese markets close higher but Hong Kong ends touch lower …
Mainland Chinese shares closed with modest gains on Monday while Hong Kong stocks were flat for most of a lethargic session. The Shanghai ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
3
Danville Woman Forces Stranger's Window Open to Get Dog Out of …
Kinder says the dog was panting and looked lethargic, so she forced the cracked window down far enough to unlock the door and free the dog. «WSET, Jul 15»
4
'The Global Minotaur', by Yanis Varoufakis
Lethargic growth rates are blamed not on inflexible labour or munificent benefits payments but on “the way most of Europe was falling under the ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
5
Productivity goes bust — though signs show it should be booming
He attributes about half the U.S. productivity slowdown to lethargic investment and says the same is true of Germany, Japan and Canada (but ... «Montana Standard, Jul 15»
6
Unravelling Urwa Hocane - The Express Tribune
Curled up on the sofa, Urwa begins to narrate the story of her life and career in a soft-spoken, lethargic manner. “My father is an ex-army officer ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Galaxy blank Atomic FC | Brantford Expositor
They didn't look anywhere near as lethargic or complacent as they have in recent games." With Sunday's victory, the Galaxy are now 6-5-0 on ... «Brantford Expositor, Jul 15»
8
On Broken Roads and Choking Traffic - The New Indian Express
The PWD which is entrusted with the task of construction, repair and maintenance of the state highways and other roads usually take a lethargic ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
Australian zoo walks wombats on leads to help them lose weight …
The therapy started with one of the zoo's older wombat's damaged hip made her so lethargic she refused to get up when her food bowel was ... «AOL Travel UK, Jul 15»
10
Ask the Vet | 10 Dog illness symptoms that require emergency care …
If a dog becomes extremely lethargic all of a sudden, it's a sign of a possible serious and systemic problem. Extreme lethargy manifests as a ... «Macau Daily Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lethargic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lethargic>. Aug 2019 ».
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