adjective Date: 15th century inclined to sloth ; indolent Synonyms: see lazyslothfully adverbslothfulness noun

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  • Slothful — Sloth ful, a. Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle. [1913 Webster] He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. Prov. xviii. 9. [1913 Webster] {Sloth ful*ly}, adv. {Sloth ful*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slothful — index idle, inactive, indolent, lax, lifeless (dull), negligent, otiose, remiss …   Law dictionary

  • slothful — c.1400, from SLOTH (Cf. sloth) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Slothfully; slothfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • slothful — indolent, faineant, *lazy Analogous words: *inactive, inert, supine, passive, idle: slack, remiss, lax, *negligent, neglectful: *slow, leisurely, deliberate, dilatory, laggard Antonyms: industrious Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • slothful — [adj] lazy comatose, dallying, dull, idle, inactive, inattentive, indolent, inert, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, languid, lethargic, lifeless, listless, loafing, passive, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, snoozy*, supine, tired,… …   New thesaurus

  • slothful — [släthfəl, slōthfəl; ] also [ slōthfəl] adj. characterized by sloth; indolent; lazy slothfully adv. slothfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • slothful — [[t]slo͟ʊθfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is slothful is lazy and unwilling to make an effort to work. [FORMAL] He was not slothful: he had been busy all night. Syn: idle …   English dictionary

  • slothful — adjective fatigue made him slothful Syn: lazy, idle, indolent, inactive, sluggish, apathetic, lethargic, listless, languid, torpid; archaic otiose …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • slothful — sloth ► NOUN 1) reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness. 2) a slow moving tropical American mammal that hangs upside down from branches using its long limbs and hooked claws. DERIVATIVES slothful adjective. ORIGIN Old English, from SLOW(Cf …   English terms dictionary

  • slothful — slothfully, adv. slothfulness, n. /slawth feuhl, slohth /, adj. sluggardly; indolent; lazy. [1350 1400; ME; see SLOTH, FUL] Syn. sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See idle. * * * …   Universalium

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