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Definition of SAGGING

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Sag \Sag\ (s[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sagging}.] [Akin to Sw. sacka to settle, sink down, LG. sacken, D. zakken. Cf. {Sink}, v. i.]
     1. To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              The mind I sway by, and the heart I bear, Shall never sag with doubt nor shake with fear.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily. [1913 Webster]

     {To sag to leeward} (Naut.), to make much leeway by reason of the wind, sea, or current; to drift to leeward; -- said of a vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sagging \Sag"ging\, n.
     A bending or sinking between the ends of a thing, in consequence of its own, or an imposed, weight; an arching downward in the middle, as of a ship after straining. Cf. {Hogging}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "sagging": abatement, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, bagging, baggy, ballooning, collapsing, contraction, dampening, damping, debilitated, deciduous, declining, declivitous, decrease, decrement, decrescence, decurrent, deduction, deflation, depreciation, depression, descendant, descending, diminishment, diminution, down, down-reaching, downcoming, downfalling, downgoing, downhill, downsinking, downward, drooping, droopy, dropping, dying, dying off, enervated, enfeebled, extenuation, fade-out, fagged, faint, fainting, falling, fatigued, feeling faint, flagging, floppy, footsore, frazzled, good and tired, jaded, languid, languishment, lessening, letup, limp, loose, lop, lop-eared, loppy, lowering, miniaturization, mitigation, nodding, on the descendant, on the downgrade, plummeting, plunging, ready to drop, reduction, relaxation, run ragged, run-down, sagging in folds, saggy, scaling down, seedy, setting, simplicity, sinking, submerging, subsiding, subtraction, swag, tired, tired-winged, toilworn, tottering, tumbledown, unrefreshed, unrestored, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weakened, weakening, wearied, weariful, weary, weary-footed, weary-laden, weary-winged, weary-worn, wilting, worn, worn-down


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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