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sluggard Syllabification: slug·gard
Pronunciation: /ˈsləɡərd/

Definition of sluggard in English:


A lazy, sluggish person.
Example sentences
  • These ants: they always claim to work hard, but in truth they're nothing but lazy idle sluggards!
  • We make the busy bee look like a lazy creature, and the industrious ant, a sluggard.
  • Pool is on the agenda, I think, although card is subject to change depending on when the other sluggards can get their asses into gear.


Example sentences
  • I mention that merely to show that I am not one who supports sluggardliness in court proceedings.
  • How could you apply the remedy suggested by the ant to the one area of sluggardliness you mentioned previously?
  • Swimming is a detoxicating pill that purges away the heaviness and weariness in the heart just as it expunges slothfulness and sluggardliness in the body.
Pronunciation: /ˈsləɡərdlē/
Example sentences
  • It's up to you to draft and sign contracts with manufacturing firms which produce ineffective cannons, imprecise missiles, and sluggardly bullets that travel slower than a crippled sea slug.
  • Meanwhile, progress towards equal numbers of men and women in the House of Commons continues at such a sluggardly rate that it is unlikely to be achieved before the middle of this coming century.
  • He was a confirmed loser, the most sluggardly of his Cambridge set.


Middle English: from the rare verb slug 'be lazy or slow' + -ard.

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