Sluggard meaning

slŭgərd
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A slothful person; an idler.
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Lazy.
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A habitually lazy or idle person.
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Lazy or idle.
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A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit.
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A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person.
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A fearful or cowardly person, a poltroon.
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Origin of sluggard

  • Middle English sluggart probably from sluggi lazy probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English slogarde, probably ultimately of Old Norse origin. See slug, -ard.

    From Wiktionary