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sluggardly

[sluhg-erd-lee]
adjective
  1. like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy.
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Origin of sluggardly

First recorded in 1860–65; sluggard + -ly
Related formsslug·gard·li·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for sluggardly

Historical Examples

  • 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.