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sluggard

[sluhg-erd] /ˈslʌg ərd/
noun
1.
a person who is habitually inactive or lazy.
adjective
2.
lazy; sluggardly.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English slogarde. See slug1, -ard
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  • Roman sinews, than is vouchsafed to sluggard nations.
British Dictionary definitions for sluggard

sluggard

/ˈslʌɡəd/
noun
1.
a person who is habitually indolent
adjective
2.
lazy
Derived Forms
sluggardly, adjective
sluggardliness, noun
sluggardness, noun
Word Origin
C14 slogarde; related to slug1
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Word Origin and History for sluggard
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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