What does "Sedentary" mean?


(a.) Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man (a.) Caused by long sitting (a.) Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life (a.) Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil (a.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans

Synonyms inactive

Example: "Forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"