sluggardly

adjective
slug·​gard·​ly | \ ˈslə-gərd-lē How to pronounce sluggardly (audio) \

Definition of sluggardly

: 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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First Known Use of sluggardly

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Sluggardly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sluggardly. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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