One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish.‘the beer made them logy and disinclined to move’
lethargic, listless, lacking in energy, unenergetic, lifeless, inert, inactive, slow, torpid, dull, languid, apathetic, passive, unresponsive, weary, tired, fatigued, sleepy, half asleep, drowsy, heavy-eyed, enervated, somnolentView synonyms
- ‘Lured too soon from its winter sleeping berth - a hole or crack somewhere in the old window's workings - the logy brown wasp staggers across the outer pane of glass.’
- ‘Starting at a climax and retreating from there, a logy middle section evaporates into a yawning abyss exactly five minutes wide.’
- ‘Perhaps the logy staging and heavy costumes are meant to represent the Austrian oppression of Switzerland.’
Mid 19th century: of uncertain origin; compare with Dutch log ‘heavy, dull’.
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