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 indolentslothful implies a temperamental inability to act promptly or speedily when action or speed is called for.
fired for being slothful about filling orders
Examples of slothful in a Sentence
his overly lax managerial style has resulted in a department that is slothful and unproductive
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