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sluggardly

[ sluhg-erd-lee ]
/ ˈslʌg ərd li /
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adjective

like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy.

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Origin of sluggardly

First recorded in 1860–65; sluggard + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM sluggardly

slug·gard·li·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for sluggardly

  • The sluggardly inertness of that people passes all belief; entreaties, objurgations, curses, even bribes could not move them.

    A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
  • But he had too much confidence in the sluggardly law to suppose anything of the kind.

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