Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Sitting much of the time; done in a sitting posture.

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Usage examples "sedentary":

  1. Some of them are sedentary in their mode of life, possessing, like the Muscovites, towns and villages built of wood; others are nomadic hunters and fishermen, all longing to welcome the French and religious fathers, that they may be instructed in our faith. - "The Makers of Canada: Champlain", N. E. Dionne.
  2. He wondered at the advisability of making their usual summer journey to the Tuareg sedentary centers. - "Black Man's Burden", Dallas McCord Reynolds.
  3. Most of my own work is, I will not venture to say, literary, but at least sedentary. - "Gilbert Keith Chesterton", Maisie Ward.