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not easily aroused to action or work
  • his overly lax managerial style has resulted in a department that is slothful and unproductive

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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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The first known use of slothful was in the 15th century

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“Slothful.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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