- slothful; indolent.
- unwilling; reluctant.
Origin of sweer
before 900; Middle English swer(e), Old English swær(e) heavy, sluggish; cognate with German schwer
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Examples from the Web for sweer
Sweet i' the bed and sweer up i' the morning was ne'er a gude housewife.The Proverbs of Scotland
I'm sweer to part with him, but canna stem the current which flows from the advice of his patrons and his own inclination.The Genius of Scotland
In the provincial dialects these words are even now pronounced beer, teer, sweer.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
Ye've admitted that the half-breeds are baith deid; and John Baptist will sweer that ye had their canoe and Cambon's gun.Stranded in Arcady
Whatever as thou sayest oi will sweer to; but I would reyther change places.Through the Fray
G. A. Henty
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