- dull, halting, broken-down, uncompelling, passive, ill, unexciting, nonassertive, unhealthy, equivocal, apathetic, mild, disabled, stative, weakened, delicate, wasted, faint, incapable, understated, tired, idle, nerveless, decrepit, soft, frail, guarded, unemphatic, debilitated, wishy-washy, impotent, boring, wimpy, wan, undynamic, feeble, weak, worn-out, lifeless, fruitless, effete, prostrate, unproductive, ambiguous, unwell, ineffective, infirm, hesitant, invertebrate, Nonemphatic, unsound, inactive, lethargic, spineless.
The insistence on the supremacy of Browning over all poets since Shakspere because he has the highest " message" to deliver, because his intellect is the most subtle and comprehensive, because his poems have this or that dynamic effect upon dormant or sluggish or other active minds, is to be seriously and energetically deprecated. "Life of Robert Browning" by William Sharp
From the depths of slumber he would leap up with a dynamic bark, accompanied by a bass growl, as if there were two of him, spinning around and around upon his leash, until we all rose from our beds, grasping electric torches, and sped downstairs to behold a fat beetle scuttling off across the floor or to hear the receding scamper of a mouse behind the wainscot. "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates