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sedentary

sed·en·tar·y

sedentary

 
 
pronunciation:
se dn teI ri
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: involving or characterized by sitting or little physical activity.
Computer programming is a sedentary profession.A sedentary lifestyle is conducive to weight gain.
antonyms:
active
definition 2: habitually inactive physically.
I used to be an active person but I've become quite sedentary since my car accident.
antonyms:
active
similar words:
inert
definition 3: living in a fixed location; not migratory.
antonyms:
errant
derivations: sedentarily (adv.), sedentariness (n.)
Word Parts
The word sedentary contains the following parts:
sed, sid, sess Latin root that means sit; settle
-ary1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means like, of, related to
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The suffix -ary1 attaches to Latin roots (e.g., primary , literary ) and to nouns (e.g., cautionary , fragmentary ), forming adjectives.