from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disinclined to work or exertion; lazy. See Synonyms at lazy.
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- adj. Lazy; inactive; sluggish; indolent; idle; tending to sloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.
- Synonyms Lazy, Sluggish, etc. (see idle), slack, supine, torpid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disinclined to work or exertion
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The addition of "slothful" is to mark the precise nature of his wickedness: it consisted, it seems, not in his doing anything against, but simply nothing for his master.
Speaking today a spokesman for Dante said that the new manager's first job would be to purge the lustful, the gluttonous, the avaricious, the violent, the dishonest and the slothful from the team.
I'm convinced that half of being successful when you're naturally slothful is learning your own tricks well enough to outsmart yourself.
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I would very much like to feel better now so I can get back to regular vigourous exercise, which makes me feel all shiny and renewed as opposed to sluggish yet slothful, which is how I've been feeling since Hurricane Datlow returned to base.
The reader will not fail to note that the terrace of the slothful is the only circle of Purgatory where there is no request for intercessory prayer and that Dante here never speaks to any of those souls.
In Heb 5: 11, he said, "Ye have become dull (Greek, 'slothful') of hearing"; here he warns them not to become
He calls him "wicked servant," because he cavilled against his Lord; and "slothful," because he would not double his talent; condemning his pride in the one, and his idleness in the other.
It's was a very interesting discussion of acedia â€ "Â a state of being described by 4th century monks as a slothful, meaningless state of being where one is transformed into someone who simply doesn't care ... about anything.
I mean, what kind of a person buys a $5000 plasma television from a pimply, stupid, slothful teenage sales monkey?