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  • adj. Lazy, idle, slothful.

Etymologies

An alteration of the Latin dēsidiōsus ("slothful"), from dēsidia ("idleness”, “indolence”, “sloth"), from dēsideō ("I sit idle"), from  ("completely”, “thoroughly") + sedeō ("I sit"); compare desidiose. (Wiktionary)

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  • JM idled away some time by thinking of examples of desidious activities that demonstrate sluggishness of the mind which neglects to begin good and there are heaps!

    April 14, 2011

  • (Obsolete) Idle, indolent, slothful.

    April 11, 2008