slothful

[ slawth-fuhl, slohth- ]
/ ˈslɔθ fəl, ˈsloʊθ- /

adjective

sluggardly; indolent; lazy.

Nearby words

  1. slot racer,
  2. slot racing,
  3. slotback,
  4. sloth,
  5. sloth bear,
  6. slothfully,
  7. slotted spoon,
  8. slotter,
  9. slouch,
  10. slouch hat

Origin of slothful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sloth, -ful

Related formssloth·ful·ly, adverbsloth·ful·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for slothful

slothful

/ (ˈsləʊθfʊl) /

adjective

indolent
Derived Formsslothfully, adverbslothfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for slothful

slothful

adj.

c.1400, from sloth + -ful. Related: Slothfully; slothfulness. For the latter, Middle English also had sloth-head (c.1300), with Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood.

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