Sedentary is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of sedentary, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - requiring sitting or little activity
EXAMPLES - Sedentary in a Sentence
- Going west with the Mascoutins, he comes to "sedentary" tribes. (source)
- Many people mistakenly believe the term "sedentary" refers to people who do not exercise. (source)
- He asked the web, but it had seen mainly things that moved, while Dor preferred sedentary food. (source)
- They have common risk factors, such as smoking and sedentary lifestyles, and many are preventable. (source)
- In contrast, more sedentary females became larger, making them harder to ingest - a neat display of (source)
- For a sedentary middle-aged man consuming 2,200 calories a day, the allotment is about 150 calories. (source)
- The sedentary nature of games Wii excepted eats up fewer calories than chasing a football round the park. (source)
- Another group of monkeys remained sedentary, meaning they sat on the immobile treadmill, for a comparable time. (source)
- I mean it has to be the food and maybe the type of activity (which i would hardly call sedentary .. but tis different). (source)
- And -- and where he had gone from being pretty sedentary, all of a sudden he's putting forth this enormous energy that's just bursting. (source)
- Kids were classified as sedentary, while kids that get at least one hour of exercise five or more days a week were classified as active. (source)
- English speakers borrowed "sedentary" in the late 16th century from Middle French "sedentaire," which in turn derives from Latin "sedentarius." (source)
- Since retiring after the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 39-year-old Gardner got lost in a sedentary lifestyle and ballooned to more than 215 kilograms. (source)
- Two decades ago, he bought a hillside cattle ranch 90 miles east of Pittsburgh after concluding that his academic life was too sedentary and citified. (source)
- Among "sedentary" women those who didn't meet the CDC's recommended 75 minutes of exercise per week high stress was associated with shorter telomere length. (source)
- As long as these "sedentary" warriors can avoid regular service, or subjecting themselves to the discipline and the hardships of real soldiers, they will do so. (source)
- "Well," said Daniel, "I have a very distinct suspicion that when, thirteen years hence, I fall into your hands I shall not enjoy what might be called a sedentary life." (source)
- It called a sedentary lifestyle - 'spending three hours or more per day watching TV, playing computer games, or chatting with friends' - is the main reason behind the figure. (source)
- As a last resort, a Type 2 diabetic will be put on insulin, which is likely if they continue with poor lifestyle choices such as sedentary living, poor eating habits and weight gain. (source)
- Both cutties and churchwardens were smoked, but the latter of course were not adapted for persons engaged in active pursuits and were essentially of what I may call a sedentary nature. (source)
- "Conan," he thought he heard a voice, though as he heard his name the sedentary mist came to life, swirling around the trees and statues and over his bare chest, sending a chill down his spine. (source)
- Researchers are now rushing to determine exactly what counts as "sedentary," and how people whose jobs require them to sit at a desk for the majority of their waking hours can mitigate some of these risks. (source)
- Subjects were classified as sedentary at the beginning of the study but gradually increased their fitness levels until they were working at 70 per cent of their maximum heart rate, using treadmills and cycling machines. (source)
- We traversed several of these "sedentary" [A] villages, _nourwals_ of clay houses with thatched conical roofs, in gardens of fig, apricot and pomegranate that must be so many pink and white paradises after the winter rains. (source)
- As humanity stabilized into sedentary populations after the neolithic revolution, organized religion began to take over in small pockets of civilization, spreading as the associated cultures began to increase in influence and power. (source)
- On the exercise front, the most recent data indicate that 67% of Australian males and 74% of females are classified as having a "sedentary" or "low" exercise level, while only 8% of males and 4% of females do "high" levels of exercise. (source)
- Children who spent three or more hours a day watching TV, playing computer games, or chatting with friends -- aside from time in school or time spent doing homework -- were classified as sedentary for a recent study on kids and inactivity. (source)
- As a last resort, a Type 2 diabetic will be put on insulin, which is likely if they continue with poor lifestyle choices such as sedentary living, poor eating habits and weight gain (all of which are personal choices and easily reversible). (source)
- During the hearing, Mrs. Calder says, a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration argued her joint problems shouldn't preclude her from working because cooking was a "sedentary" profession that didn't require much physical effort. (source)
- The members of the "sedentary" or web-spinning group, as a rule, form nests in late autumn, in each of which are deposited from fifty to eighty eggs, which survive the winter and hatch in the spring, as soon as the food supply of gnats, flies, and mosquitoes appear. (source)
- To say that offering Mass in both languages and hiring a bilingual staff meet the needs of the whole parish is to mask the reality that only the most loyal or most sedentary of the English-speaking parishioners have actually stuck around since Spanish has been fully introduced. (source)
- She felt that she had embarked on an adventure far greater than the merchandising trip that she'd taken with her father, that wondrous journey that had erected a towered city on the scrubby plane of her brain and spoiled her for a life of normal, sedentary wifehood for all time. (source)
- Alpesh Amin, a specialist in hospital medicine at the University of California at Irvine, says that more than 60% of patients who enter the hospital have at least three risk factors for DVT, and the sedentary nature of most hospital stays just worsens the likelihood of a blood clot. (source)
- Kids in Myanmar were the least sedentary, with 13 percent of boys and 8 percent of girls classified as sedentary; the most sedentary nations were St. Lucia and the Cayman Islands, with 58 percent of boys and 64 percent of girls spending at least three hours a day in sedentary activity. (source)
- In general it appears that a man or a woman whose occupation is what we call sedentary, who is without vigorous exercise and does but little hard muscular work, needs much less than the man at hard manual labor, and that the brain worker needs comparatively little of carbohydrates or fats. (source)
- The lineup of culprits includes school vending machines, latchkey children, the endangered home-cooked meal, vanishing physical-education classes, fried everything, supersized portions, sedentary hours spent zoned out in front of the computer screen, nutritional ignorance, misleading labeling and more. (source)
- In the United States, a study involving 43,757 male health professionals some of whom were described as sedentary or overweight, or were smokers, or both found that those consuming more than 25 grams of fiber per day had a 36 percent lower risk of developing heart disease than those who consumed less than 15 grams daily. (source)
- Dr. Carole Harris, who along with Dr. Dr.w Bradlyn evaluated student responses at Central City Elementary to the "Food Revolution" program, says factors such as sedentary lifestyles, fast-food consumption, family meal patterns and junk-food advertising aimed at children are "a much bigger problem than food served in schools." (source)
- Charlene Burgeson, executive director of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education, a group of physical education and sports professionals, says, This study reinforces the importance of all youth being physically active, spending minimal time in sedentary activities such as TV watching, and maintaining a healthy weight. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "sedentary" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 10 synonyms for sedentary.
desk, desk-bound, idle, inactive, seated, settled, sitting, sluggish, stationary, torpid
We have 5 antonyms for sedentary.
activated, active, energetic, mobile, moving
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sedentary from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Characterized by or requiring much sitting: a sedentary job.
- (adjective) Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
- (adjective) Remaining or living in one area, as certain birds; not migratory.
- (adjective) Attached to a surface and not moving freely, as a barnacle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.
- (adjective) Not moving much; sitting around.
- (adjective) inactive; motionless; sluggish; tranquil
- (adjective) Caused by long sitting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Accustomed to sit much or long.
- (adjective) Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting.
- (adjective) Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
- (adjective) Caused by long sitting.
- (adjective) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Sitting; being or continuing in a sitting posture; working habitually in a sitting posture.
- (None) Hence— Fixed; settled; permanent; remaining in the same place.
- (None) Inactive; idle; sluggish: as, a sedentary life.
- (None) In zoology
- (None) Abiding in one place: not migratory, as a bird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) requiring sitting or little activity