One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectivelogiest, logierNorth American
Dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish.
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
- ‘Perhaps the logy staging and heavy costumes are meant to represent the Austrian oppression of Switzerland.’
- ‘Starting at a climax and retreating from there, a logy middle section evaporates into a yawning abyss exactly five minutes wide.’
- ‘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.’
Mid 19th century: of uncertain origin; compare with Dutch log ‘heavy, dull’.
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