lethargic Definition

  • 1feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things
  • 2causing a feeling of sluggishness or dullness

Using lethargic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lethargic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    After a long day at work, I feel lethargic and just want to lie down.

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    The hot weather made everyone feel lethargic and unmotivated.

  • Example

    The medication made him feel even more lethargic than before.

  • Example

    The team's lethargic performance was disappointing to their fans.

lethargic Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for lethargic

Phrases with lethargic

  • a condition of feeling sluggish or lacking energy


    He was in a lethargic state after staying up all night studying.

  • an economy that is slow to grow or develop


    The country's lethargic economy has led to high unemployment rates.

  • lethargic response

    a slow or inadequate reaction to a situation


    The government's lethargic response to the crisis has caused widespread frustration.

Origins of lethargic

from Late Latin 'lethargicus', from Greek 'lethargikos', from 'lethargos' meaning 'forgetful'


Summary: lethargic in Brief

The term 'lethargic' [luh-thahr-jik] describes a feeling of sluggishness or a lack of energy or interest. It can refer to a person's state or a situation that causes such feelings, as in 'The hot weather made everyone feel lethargic and unmotivated.' 'Lethargic' is often used in formal contexts, with synonyms like 'sluggish' and 'listless,' but also in informal contexts, with words like 'lazy' and 'draggy.'