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Lacking energy or vigour:‘I felt lethargic and unenergetic, and going into work was the last thing I wanted to do’
relaxed, unhurried, languorous, unenergetic, lacking in energy, slow, slow-movingView synonyms
- ‘The decidedly unenergetic first act was compensated with a laugh-out-loud second act that had the sold-out opening night audience in stitches.’
- ‘I am squeamish, unenergetic and cowardly, and these qualities make it unlikely that I shall ever ride or run in any sort of hunt, or lift a rifle or shotgun.’
- ‘I'm all for a little skepticism, but I fail to see how a trio of unenergetic protagonists who cannot tolerate noise or activity would have improved the movie.’
- ‘At a deeply unenergetic pace, this 60-minute film feels hours longer than it is.’
- ‘The grandson or even the son of the "self-made man" may be just as refined - and also quite as unenergetic and stupid - as the man with twenty generations of titled fools at his back.’
- ‘They are filmed in a plodding, unenergetic manner, and the editing is choppy.’
- ‘The average weight of these unenergetic participants hovered between rotund and obese.’
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