slothful

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

Definition of slothful

:inclined to sloth :indolent

slothfully

play \ˈslȯth-fə-lē, ˈsläth- also ˈslōth-\ adverb

slothfulness

noun

Examples of slothful in a Sentence

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

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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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