Definition of slothful in English:

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slothful

Pronunciation: /ˈslôTHfəl/
/ˈslōTHfəl/

adjective

Lazy: fatigue made him slothful
More example sentences
  • Mexican food, pomegranate Margaritas at Rosa Mexicana, the lazy slothful pace of New York in summer.
  • I'm feeling pretty slothful and despondent today, so I've took the lazy option of filling a bit of blogspace by copying down one of those questionnaires that I so detest.
  • We have had a long time of liberty, and have enjoyed our ministers, and sermons, and ordinances, with freedom; and we grew dull, and slothful, and sleepy.
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slothfully

Pronunciation: /ˈsläTHfəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Holidays have made many ‘busy’ surfing channels, lying slothfully on the bed, with the remote control.
  • ‘Saturday,’ she thought slothfully, ‘And nothing to do but sit and do nothing.’
  • No need to tie your hair in style, just do it as slothfully as you've always done and hurry up.

slothfulness

Pronunciation: /ˈsläTHfəlnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • The opposition politician said he does not support laziness, slothfulness, or unnecessary bureaucracy, and where that is the case, something must be done about it.
  • For a sloth like me, forced to spend time among people who have a powerful work ethic, my encounter with Jamaica was a huge relief, for on that island slothfulness is no sin or vice, it is a virtue, and a highly valued one at that.
  • The history tells us that once political mobilisations take center stage, wanton crime, ill-discipline and slothfulness suddenly disappear.

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Syllabification: sloth·ful

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