lethargy lethargy  /ˈlɛ θər dʒi/


  1. (n) a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
  2. (n) weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
  3. (n) inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy


  1. The markets were roused out of their lethargy when the bailout package was announced.
  2. The first half of the football match turned out to be 45 minutes of lethargy but the second half saw some brilliant solo runs down the right wing.
  3. Beware when your child alternates between agitation, lethargy, and back to agitation; it could be a symptom of delirium.


  • Women's tennis builds steam for second half

    Spring break may have caused lethargy for the student body, but the women’s tennis team is hitting on all cylinders in April.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin


  1. The board embraced "lethargy and delay as a survival tactic" while treating victims as if they were con artists trying to scam the system for money, Marin said.
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Andre Marin Source: CTV.ca

  2. "The state must emerge from its lethargy and inertia and stop thinking that the market can solve everything," Royal said.
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Segolene Royal Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "We've certainly taken the approach that our finals campaign starts now," Gilchrist said. "You could say it would be better not playing the game, to have a clear run into the finals...... but we've got this game. If we let that lethargy creep...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Adam Gilchrist Source: AFP

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