Definition of sedentary:
- Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
- Caused by long sitting.
- Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.
- Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.
- Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.
- inert (part of speech: adjective)
- inactive (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Social History of Smoking", G. L. Apperson.
I said to myself that I was not getting the amount of exercise that once I had; that my occupation was now more sedentary, and therefore it stood to reason that I should take on a little flesh here and there over my frame.- "One Third Off", Irvin S. Cobb.
And certainly he was anything but a coward: swollen and sedentary as he was, he could have hit any man back who touched him with the instant violence of an automatic machine; and dying in a uniform would have seemed to him only the sort of thing that sometimes happens.- "The Ball and The Cross", G.K. Chesterton.