ADJ-GRADEDYou can describe something as sluggish if it moves, works, or reacts much slower than you would like or is normal.
The economy remains sluggish...
Circulation is much more sluggish in the feet than in the hands.
...the sluggish pace of reforms.Derived words:sluggishly ADV-GRADED ADV after v, also ADV adj
The company has responded sluggishly to these changes in technology.sluggishness N-UNCOUNT
...the sluggishness of Britain's economic recovery.
English dictionary. 2008.