adjective sloth·ful \ˈslth-fəl, ˈsläth- also ˈslōth-\

Definition of SLOTHFUL

:  inclined to sloth :  indolent
sloth·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
sloth·ful·ness noun

Examples of SLOTHFUL

  1. <his overly lax managerial style has resulted in a department that is slothful and unproductive>

First Known Use of SLOTHFUL

15th century

Synonym Discussion of SLOTHFUL

lazy, indolent, slothful mean not easily aroused to activity. lazy suggests a disinclination to work or to take trouble <take-out foods for lazy cooks>. indolent suggests a love of ease and a dislike of movement or activity <the heat made us indolent>. slothful implies a temperamental inability to act promptly or speedily when action or speed is called for <fired for being slothful about filling orders>.


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