AskDefine | Define slothful

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slothful adj : disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy" [syn: faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, work-shy]

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  1. Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.
    • He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. - Proverbs. 18:9

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambling, apathetic, bone-lazy, cadging, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deliberate, dilatory, do-nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, faltering, flagging, foot-dragging, gentle, good-for-nothing, gradual, halting, hebetudinous, hobbled, hobbling, idle, inactive, indifferent, indolent, inert, lackadaisical, laggard, languid, languorous, lax, lazy, leisurely, lethargic, limping, lumbering, moderate, nonaggressive, parasitic, phlegmatic, pococurante, poking, poky, procrastinative, relaxed, reluctant, remiss, sauntering, scrounging, shiftless, shuffling, slack, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, sponging, staggering, strolling, tentative, toddling, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unenterprising, unhurried, waddling, work-shy
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