sluggard

[sluhg-erd]
noun
1.
a person who is habitually inactive or lazy.
adjective
2.
lazy; sluggardly.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English slogarde. See slug1, -ard

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sluggard (ˈslʌɡəd)
 
n
1.  a person who is habitually indolent
 
adj
2.  lazy
 
[C14 slogarde; related to slug1]
 
'sluggardly
 
adj
 
'sluggardliness
 
n
 
'sluggardness
 
n

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sluggard
late 14c. (implied in sluggardly), from M.E. sluggi "sluggish, indolent," probably from a Scand. word, cf. dialectal Norw. and Sw. slugga "be sluggish," dialectal Norw. sluggje "heavy, slow person."
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Roman sinews, than is vouchsafed to sluggard nations.
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