slothfulness


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sloth·ful

 (slôth′fəl, slōth′-, slŏth′-)
adj.
Disinclined to work or exertion; lazy. See Synonyms at lazy.

sloth′ful·ly adv.
sloth′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slothfulness - a disinclination to work or exert yourself
disinclination, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, reluctance - a certain degree of unwillingness; "a reluctance to commit himself"; "his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition"; "after some hesitation he agreed"

slothfulness

noun
The quality or state of being lazy:
Informal: do-nothingism.
Translations

slothfulness

nTrägheit f, → Faulheit f

slothfulness

[ˈsləʊθfʊlnɪs] n (frm) → indolenza
References in classic literature ?
I am too classical, not enough up-to-date in the interpretative branches of science, and I can only plead the disadvantages of my education and a temperamental slothfulness that prevents me from doing the work.
And others are there who call virtue the slothfulness of their vices; and when once their hatred and jealousy relax the limbs, their "justice" becometh lively and rubbeth its sleepy eyes.
leadership role and allowed their slothfulness to infect your entire group.
For example, Egerton Ryerson, Chief Superintendent of Schools in Upper Canada, promoted mechanics' institutes and public libraries for adults as a means of rendering individuals unlikely to "sink down into melancholy, slothfulness or resort to places of sensual and intemperate indulgence for relaxation or pleasure.
Collective constraints on these processes that once existed have been undone by those claiming institutional achievement was economic slothfulness.
This would mean ignoring all the vices, misery, ignorance, slothfulness and follies of the past, and magnifying its virtues, knowledge, happiness, and accomplishments.
The slothfulness seen in these two days are being made up by early discounts and long promotional deals at the start of November that have so long been luring shoppers.
Alberti's ambivalence towards otium is then traced back to Roman and Christian texts where it could have a double connotation of slothfulness and indolence, but also tranquility, peace, and serenity.
There he cannot indulge his native self-indulgence and slothfulness without inviting immediate censure.
Slothfulness is nothing to be commended, but the MacMenamins' attitude towards life, expressed most fully in their easiness on the farm and refusal to keep it orderly, recalls that of the Hogan family in 'Foundry House'.
In typical agency relationships, slothfulness is usually the most significant concern.
the needle]; such a wonderful brightener and consoler; our weapon of defence against slothfulness, weariness, and sad thoughts; our thrifty helper in poverty, our pleasant friend at all times?