like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy.

Origin of sluggardly

First recorded in 1860–65; sluggard + -ly
Related formsslug·gard·li·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sluggardly

Historical Examples of 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.