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- n. The state or quality of being slothful.
- n. The result or product of being slothful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being slothful; the indulgence of sloth; inactivity; the habit of idleness; laziness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disinclination to work or exert yourself
Those that would have their knowledge increased must take pains, must not sit still in slothfulness and bare wishes but run to and fro, must make use of all the means of knowledge and improve all opportunities of getting their mistakes rectified, their doubts resolved, and their acquaintance with the things of God improved, to know more and to know better what they do know.
His slothfulness is the cause of his good opinion of himself.
Of what ill consequence slothfulness is both to private and public affairs (v. 18): By much slothfulness and idleness of the hands, the neglect of business, and the love of ease and pleasure, the building decays, drops through first, and by degrees drops down.
Indulged slothfulness is at the bottom of prevailing self-conceitedness.
Wherefore we also, if we see any hearkening carelessly, and having exhorted him to attend, he do not heed us, let us be silent; for should we persevere in urging him, his slothfulness will be the more charged against him.
The word deployed to describe the nation's twin disease of tubbiness and laziness is 'slothfulness'.
"slothfulness" and gives programmers time to improve some other parts of their project, thus encouraging hubris as well.
But far less scrutiny has been directed at the administration's slothfulness when it comes to concluding free-trade deals.
I think a birthday is a perfect excuse for slothfulness!
A life of booze, fags and slothfulness may be enough to earn your doctor's disapproval, but there is one last hope: a repeat prescription of mates and good conversation.