sluggard

  • 1 Sluggard — Slug gard, n. [Slug + ard.] A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone. [1913 Webster] Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Prov. vi. 6. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sluggard — late 14c. (implied in sluggardly), from M.E. sluggi sluggish, indolent, probably from a Scandinavian word, Cf. dialectal Norw. and Swed. slugga be sluggish, dialectal Norw. sluggje heavy, slow person. Tis the voice of a sluggard I heard him… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Sluggard — Slug gard, a. Sluggish; lazy. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 sluggard — [slug′ərd] n. [ME slogarde < sluggen, to be lazy, go slowly, prob. < Scand, as in Swed dial. slogga, to be slow: see SLUG1 & ARD] a habitually lazy or idle person adj. lazy or idle: also sluggardly …

    English World dictionary

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 sluggard — /slug euhrd/, n. 1. a person who is habitually inactive or lazy. adj. 2. lazy; sluggardly. [1350 1400; ME slogarde. See SLUG1, ARD] * * * …

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  • 8 sluggard — noun a) A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit. b) A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person. See Also: lug, slug, sluggish …

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  • 9 sluggard — Synonyms and related words: bum, clock watcher, dallier, dawdle, dawdler, diddler, dillydallier, do nothing, dolittle, doodler, drone, faineant, foot dragger, gentleman of leisure, goldbrick, goldbricker, goof off, idler, laggard, lazybones, lie… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 sluggard — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun A self indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: bum1, drone1, faineant, good for nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, ne er do well, no good, slugabed, wastrel. Informal: do little, do… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 sluggard — slug·gard || slÊŒgÉ™(r)d n. lazy person, idle person, one who tends to be inactive adj. lazy, idle, inactive, slothful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 sluggard — noun a lazy, sluggish person. Derivatives sluggardliness noun sluggardly adjective Origin ME: from the rare verb slug be lazy or slow + ard …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 sluggard — I. n. Drone, lounger, idler, laggard, slug. II. a. Sluggish, lazy …

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  • 14 sluggard — slug·gard …

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  • 15 sluggard — slug•gard [[t]ˈslʌg ərd[/t]] n. 1) a person who is habitually inactive or lazy 2) lazy; sluggardly • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME slogarde. See slug I, ard …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 sluggard — /ˈslʌgəd / (say sluguhd) noun 1. someone who is habitually inactive or slothful. –adjective 2. sluggardly. {Middle English slogard(e), from obsolete sluggy sluggish + ard} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 sluggard — n. a lazy sluggish person. Derivatives: sluggardly adv. sluggardliness n. Etymology: ME f. slug (v.) be slothful (prob. f. Scand.: cf. SLUG(1)) + ARD …

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  • 18 Sluggard waker — A sluggard waker was an 18th century job appointed to a parishioner (usually the parish clerk), in British churches [ [http://www.ebooksread.com/authors eng/peter hampson ditchfield/the parish clerk 1907 363/page 8 the parish clerk 1907 363.shtml …

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  • 19 The Sluggard — is a moralistic poem by Isaac Watts which depicts the unsavory lifestyle of a slothful individual as a negative example. It reflects the Biblical verse Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. (Proverbs 6:6).Lewis Carroll… …

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  • 20 go to the ant thou sluggard — instead of continuing to be lazy model yourself after the industrious ant …

    English contemporary dictionary