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slothful

[slawth-fuh l, slohth-] /ˈslɔθ fəl, ˈsloʊθ-/
adjective
1.
sluggardly; indolent; lazy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sloth, -ful
Related forms
slothfully, adverb
slothfulness, noun
Synonyms
sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See idle.
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Examples for slothful
  • If not lazy, too energetic at tossing and too slothful at grasping.
  • For it is a lazy public which produces a slothful and irresponsible theatre.
  • Digital comics are clearly the format of choice for the slothful.
  • To prescribe the group that is slothful to become athletes seems to miss the point.
  • slothful medical suppliers will suffer from these cuts, but the smarter ones are spotting new opportunities.
  • Creating huge regulation and adding more bureaucracy to an already slothful government will not help anyone.
  • They will become slothful as they acquire needless size.
  • Such slothful mismanagement was calculated to affront an energetic spirit.
  • If you're crummy at math you can thank your slothful wheat- and corn-growing ancestors who slept through the long, cold winter.
  • They are morally and intellectually slothful people who are secretly envious of the educated and the cultured.
British Dictionary definitions for slothful

slothful

/ˈsləʊθfʊl/
adjective
1.
indolent
Derived Forms
slothfully, adverb
slothfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slothful
adj.

c.1400, from sloth + -ful. Related: Slothfully; slothfulness. For the latter, Middle English also had sloth-head (c.1300), with Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood.

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