sluggardly
adjective Date: 1865 lazily inactive

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  • sluggardly — sluggard ► NOUN ▪ a lazy, sluggish person. DERIVATIVES sluggardly adjective. ORIGIN from rare or obsolete slug «be lazy or slow» …   English terms dictionary

  • sluggardly — sluggardliness, n. /slug euhrd lee/, adj. like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy. [1860 65; SLUGGARD + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sluggardly — adjective Like a sluggard …   Wiktionary

  • sluggardly — slug·gard·ly …   English syllables

  • sluggardly — slug•gard•ly [[t]ˈslʌg ərd li[/t]] adj. like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy • Etymology: 1860–65 slug′gard•li•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sluggardly — /ˈslʌgədli/ (say sluguhdlee) adjective like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy …   Australian English dictionary

  • sluggardly — lē, li adjective : lazily inactive : indolent …   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

  • 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

  • slow — slowly, adv. slowness, n. /sloh/, adj., slower, slowest, adv., slower, slowest, v. adj. 1. moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow train. 2. characterized by lack of speed: a slow pace. 3. taking or requiring …   Universalium

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