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Definition of "slothful" [sloth•ful]

  • Disinclined to work or exertion; lazy. See Synonyms at lazy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slothful" in a sentence
  • "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."