Active and Sluggish


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Active adjective – Having much high-spirited energy and movement.
Usage example: the fish are active today, but we still haven't caught anything

Sluggish is an antonym for active in topics: busy, sedentary, very involved in activity, having movement.
Nearby Words: action, activity, activate, acting, activated
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Sluggish adjective – Slow to move or act.
Usage example: reptiles are naturally sluggish at low temperatures

Active is an antonym for sluggish in dull topic.
Nearby Words: sluggishness, sluggishly
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Things that words describes

ability active ability sluggish ability
work active work sluggish work
zone active zone sluggish zone
resistance active resistance sluggish resistance

Both words in one sentence

  • Cardiovascular Love The heart being responsible for delivery of oxygen to the body's active tissues, disorders that impair its efficiency can have an indirect, but genuine effect on a person's moods, making them feel more tired and sluggish.
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Sluggish or Active. 2016. Accessed April 18, 2021.

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