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Definition of "sluggard" [slug•gard]

  • A slothful person; an idler. (noun)
  • 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 "sluggard" in a sentence
  • "The Carlovingians did not, as the Merovingians did, end in monkish retirement or shameful inactivity even the last of them, and the only one termed sluggard, Louis V., was getting ready, when he died, for an expedition in Spain against the Saracens."
  • "Thus the sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason, Prov. xxvi."
  • "The sluggard is so because he does not consider; nor shall we ever learn to any purpose, either by the word or the works of God, unless we set ourselves to consider."