slothful


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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.

slothful

(ˈsləʊθfʊl)
adj
indolent
ˈslothfully adv
ˈslothfulness n

sloth•ful

(ˈslɔθ fəl, ˈsloʊθ-)

adj.
indolent; lazy.
[1350–1400]
sloth′ful•ly, adv.
sloth′ful•ness, n.
syn: See idle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slothful - disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

slothful

adjective (Formal) lazy, idle, inactive, indolent, do-nothing (informal), slack, sluggish, inert, skiving (Brit. slang), torpid, good-for-nothing, workshy, fainéant He was not slothful: he had been busy all night.

slothful

adjective
Resistant to exertion and activity:
Informal: do-nothing.
Idiom: bone lazy.
Translations

slothful

[ˈsləʊθfʊl] ADJperezoso, vago, flojo

slothful

[ˈsləʊθfʊl] adj (= idle) → paresseux/euseslot machine n
(for gambling)machine f à sous
(= vending machine) → distributeur m, distributeur m automatiqueslotted spoon nécumoire f

slothful

adjfaul; person, life alsoträge

slothful

[ˈsləʊθfʊl] adj (frm) → indolente
References in classic literature ?
Another observation I must make, to the honour of a diligent application on one hand, and to the disgrace of a slothful, negligent, idle temper on the other, that when I came to the place, and viewed the several improvements, plantings, and management of the several little colonies, the two men had so far out-gone the three, that there was no comparison.
Seeing which Don Quixote quitted the soft down, and, nowise slothful, dressed himself in his chamois suit and put on his travelling boots to hide the disaster to his stockings.
I heard of the slothful Asiatics, of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians, of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans--of their subsequent degenerating--of the decline of that mighty empire, of chivalry, Christianity, and kings.
The reader will readily anticipate that the savage had succeeded in gaining a dangerous proximity to one of those slothful sons of Ishmael, who were deputed to watch over the isolated encampment of the travellers.
``A plague on thee, and thy advice!'' said the pious hermit; ``I tell thee, Sir Slothful Knight, that when I doff my friar's frock, my priesthood, my sanctity, my very Latin, are put off along with it; and when in my green jerkin, I can better kill twenty deer than confess one Christian.''
A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health; for in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate, and manners corrupt.
Philander; this is no time to indulge in slothful ease.
He reproached himself, made good resolutions, and prayed over this fault, but still he remained slothful and idle.
The bourgeoisie has disclosed how it came to pass that the brutal display of vigour in the Middle Ages, which Reactionists so much admire, found its fitting complement in the most slothful indolence.
There was plausible ground for each of these conjectures; but it must not be concealed that more than one elderly gentleman, the victim of good cheer and slothful habits, magisterially pronounced the secret of the whole matter to be Dyspepsia!
An unclean person is universally a slothful one, one who sits by a stove, whom the sun shines on prostrate, who reposes without being fatigued.
On th' other side up rose BELIAL, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heav'n; he seemd For dignity compos'd and high exploit: But all was false and hollow; though his Tongue Dropt Manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest Counsels: for his thoughts were low; To vice industrious, but to Nobler deeds Timorous and slothful: yet he pleas'd the eare, And with perswasive accent thus began.