sluggard


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slug·gard

 (slŭg′ərd)
n.
A slothful person; an idler.
adj.
Lazy.

[Middle English sluggart, probably from sluggi, lazy, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

slug′gard·ly adj.

sluggard

(ˈslʌɡəd)
n
a person who is habitually indolent
adj
lazy
[C14 slogarde; related to slug1]
ˈsluggardly adj
ˈsluggardliness n
ˈsluggardness n

slug•gard

(ˈslʌg ərd)

n.
1. a person who is habitually inactive or lazy.
adj.
2. lazy; sluggardly.
[1350–1400; Middle English slogarde. See slug1, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sluggard - an idle slothful person
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"

sluggard

noun
A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
adjective
Resistant to exertion and activity:
Informal: do-nothing.
Idiom: bone lazy.
Translations

sluggard

[ˈslʌgəd] Nharagán/ana m/f

sluggard

nFaulpelz m
References in classic literature ?
I proved myself a sluggard on my post during the past night," said Heyward, "and have less need of repose than you, who did more credit to the character of a soldier.
This disposes of the last remnant of his reputation and wholly destroys his main usefulness as a moral agent, since it will make the sluggard hesitate to go to him any more.
In short, he had hitherto acted the part rather of a spectator than of a party in the tournament, a circumstance which procured him among the spectators the name of Le Noir Faineant, or the Black Sluggard.
Stand up and repeat "'TIS THE VOICE OF THE SLUGGARD,"' said the Gryphon.
At this the marksman seized his gun, took aim, and fired in the direction of the world's end, in order to awaken the sluggard.
Then I should have chosen a career for myself, I should have been a sluggard and a glutton, not a simple one, but, for instance, one with sympathies for everything sublime and beautiful.
And yet, in spite of the killing pace and the stony track, who but the sluggard or the dolt can hold aloof from the course?
With respect to the pleasures of sense, he ought to do directly contrary to the practice of some tyrants at present; for they do not only continually indulge themselves in them for many days together, but they seem also to desire to have other witnesses of it, that they may wonder at their happiness; whereas he ought really to be moderate in these, and, if not, to appear to others to avoid them-for it is not the sober man who is exposed either to plots or contempt, but the drunkard; not the early riser, but the sluggard.
Then he said aloud, "Here I grow fat like a stall-fed ox and all my manliness departeth from me while I become a sluggard and dolt.
But do you at any rate, always remembering my charge, work, high-born Perses, that Hunger may hate you, and venerable Demeter richly crowned may love you and fill your barn with food; for Hunger is altogether a meet comrade for the sluggard.
Tarzan of the Apes waited until the upcut of a wicked tusk would have laid open his thigh, then he moved--just the least bit to one side; but so quickly that lightning was a sluggard by comparison, and as he moved, he stooped low and with all the great power of his right arm drove the long blade of his father's hunting knife straight into the heart of Horta, the boar.
Ban's a sluggard alongside of her," Chris affirmed.