sluggish + -ness
sluggishness (usually uncountable, plural sluggishnesses)
- The property of being sluggish, unable or unwilling to act quickly.
- 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.
the property of being sluggish