sluggishness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being sluggish, unable or unwilling to act quickly.
  2. The state of economic decline, inactivity, slow or subnormal growth.
    • 2012, Javier Solana, Project Syndicate, Whose Sovereignty? ↗:
      • And we see such interdependence even more clearly in their economic performance: China’s annual GDP growth rate, for example, will slow by two percentage points this year, owing to sluggishness in the United States and the EU.
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