[slawth-fuh l, slohth-]
- sluggardly; indolent; lazy.
Origin of slothful
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sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See idle.
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Examples from the Web for slothful
Will they not necessarily be slothful, if you are silent and sleep?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
But on this morning there is no slothful skulking in the arms of Morpheus.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Many there were who were slothful, and many were afraid; but the most disbelieved it wholly.
I repel the imputation that our race, as a class, is lazy and slothful.
It is not only the body that, unchecked, is inclined to be slothful.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
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Word Origin and History for slothful
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