1. Directed or facing toward the back or rear
2. Retarded in intellectual development; SYN. feebleminded.
3. (Used of temperament or behavior) Marked by a retiring nature
ETYM Late Lat. bovinus, fromL. bos, bovis, ox, cow: cf. French bovine. Related to Cow.
1. Dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox.
2. Of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle); SYN. bovid.
Difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; SYN. cumbrous.
Fragmentary or halting from emotional strain.
ETYM Pref. in- not + active: cf. French inactif.
1. Not active or exerting influence.
2. Not active physically or mentally.
3. Not engaged in full-time work; (military).
4. Not engaged in military action; SYN. reserve.
5. Lacking activity; lying idle or unused.
6. (Pathology) Not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly.
7. Not participating in a chemical reaction.
ETYM Latin languidus, from languere to be faint or languid: cf. French languide. Related to Languish.
1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull.
2. Slow in progress; tardy.
3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
ETYM From Languor: cf. French langoureux.
Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor.
ETYM Latin ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. French pondéreux. Related to Ponder.
1. Having great mass and weight and unwieldiness.
2. Labored and dull.
ETYM Latin remissus, p. p. of remittere to send back, relax. Related to Remit.
Negligent; falling short of one's duties.
1. Not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time.
2. (Music) At a slow tempo.
3. (Used of timepieces) Indicating a time earlier than the correct time.
1. Averse to activity or exertion; indolent; also; torpid
2. Slow to respond (as to stimulation or treatment)
3. Markedly slow in movement, flow, or growth; economically inactive or slow
4. With little movement; very slow
ETYM Latin stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. Related to Stagnate.
Not growing or changing; without force or vitality; SYN. moribund.
ETYM Latin stolidus.
Not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish.
ETYM Latin supinus, akin to sub under, super above. Related to Sub-, Super-.
Lying face upward; SYN. resupine.
Lying flat on back; sluggish; lazy.
Late; arriving after a deadline
ETYM Latin torpidus, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.
1. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed.
2. Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive.
3. Numb; lethargic; having lost the power to act.