Pronunciation of Slothful
/slˈɒθfə͡l/, /slˈɒθfəl/, /s_l_ˈɒ_θ_f_əl/
Antonyms for slothful:
Synonyms for slothful:
shiftless, do-nothing, idly.
Other synonyms and related words:
torpid, drooping, benumbed, lazy, lethargic, languorous, sluggish, languid, leaden, lifeless, insensible, lumpish, slow, leisurely, listless, apathetic, lackadaisical, dull, indolent, drugged, unhurried, tired, phlegmatic, dopey.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for slothful:
- In this year the small- pox made fearful ravages in the town, and, " owing," as Dr. McMurtrie says, " to the slothful negligence of the civil authorities, it was impossible to prevent its innoculating the place for several years." - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
- " He alone," says the biographer, " carried on the affairs of Rome, but his officials were slothful and cold." - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
- If circumstances are not too unfavourable, she may slip through life happy and respected, in spite of her tragic appearance: she is so slothful by nature, so much more susceptible to good influences than to bad. - "Senator North", Gertrude Atherton.