sluggardness
noun see sluggard II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sluggardness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being lazy: idleness, indolence, laziness, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, sluggishness. Informal: do nothingism. See INDUSTRIOUS …   English dictionary for students

  • sluggardness — slug·gard·ness …   English syllables

  • sluggardness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English slogardnes, from slogard sluggard + nes ness : the quality or state of being a sluggard : lazy inactivity : indolence …   Useful english dictionary

  • sluggard — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sluggart Date: 14th century a habitually lazy person II. adjective Date: 1557 sluggardly • sluggardness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indolence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sloth, idleness, laziness, sluggishness; inactivity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sloth, disinclination, procrastination; see idleness 1 , laziness . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of …   English dictionary for students

  • sloth — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. laziness, idleness, inactivity, inertia; slowness, sluggishness, indolence. Ant., activity, energy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lethargy, torpidity, indolence; see laziness . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • idleness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [State of being inactive] Syn. loafing, loitering, lounging, idling, time killing, dawdling, inertia, inactivity, indolence, sluggishness, unemployment, joblessness, torpor, otiosity, dormancy, lethargy, stupor, puttering,… …   English dictionary for students

  • laziness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. indolence, slothfulness, sloth, lethargy, inactivity, slackness, sluggishness, dullness, lackadaisicalness, torpidness, heaviness, inertia, inertness, drowsiness, supineness, passivity, languor, languidness, languorousness …   English dictionary for students

  • sluggishness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. apathy, drowsiness, lethargy; see fatigue , lassitude , laziness . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity: dullness, hebetude, languidness, languor, lassitude,… …   English dictionary for students

  • do-nothingism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. The quality or state of being lazy: idleness, indolence, laziness, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, sluggardness, sluggishness. See INDUSTRIOUS …   English dictionary for students

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