sluggardly

adjective

slug·​gard·​ly ˈslə-gərd-lē How to pronounce sluggardly (audio)
: lazily inactive

Examples of sluggardly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only comparable animals of any kind are lungfish, which also have sluggardly tendencies. Douglas Fox, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sluggardly was in 1865

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“Sluggardly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sluggardly. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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