Synonyms for sluggard

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"The day is young, but I'm no sluggard, you know," said the lawyer.

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

The fans who watch the game of life despise the sluggard in the strife.

To escape this fault, a man must be either a saint or a sluggard.

I will not, like a sluggard, wear out my youth in idleness at home.

I knew him for a sluggard in the morning; but, as it drew on toward noon, I lost my patience.

We are told to go to the ant—at least the sluggard is—but for what?

No sluggard, be it known, can hope to catch grasshoppers with any degree of success.

While he had stood there a dolt and sluggard, she had satisfied her curiosity and stolen away.

As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., late 13c. as a surname, "habitually lazy person," from Middle English sluggi "sluggish, indolent," probably from a Scandinavian word; cf. dialectal Norwegian slugga "be sluggish," dialectal Norwegian sluggje "heavy, slow person," dialectal Swedish slogga "to be slow or sluggish." Adjective sluggy is attested in English from early 13c.

As an adjective meaning "sluggish, lazy" from 1590s. Related: Sluggardly.

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