from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slothful person; an idler.
- adj. Lazy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is lazy, stupid, or idle by habit.
- n. A person slow to begin necessary work, a slothful person.
- n. A fearful or cowardly person, a poltroon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sluggish; lazy.
- n. A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person habitually lazy, idle, and slow; a drone.
- Sluggish; lazy; characteristic of a sluggard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an idle slothful person
The Carlovingians did not, as the Merovingians did, end in monkish retirement or shameful inactivity even the last of them, and the only one termed sluggard, Louis V., was getting ready, when he died, for an expedition in Spain against the Saracens.
Thus the sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason, Prov. xxvi.
The sluggard is so because he does not consider; nor shall we ever learn to any purpose, either by the word or the works of God, unless we set ourselves to consider.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
This official was called a sluggard-waker, and was usually our old friend the parish clerk with a new title.
Then for two hundred and fifty years France was under the Merovingian kings, and throughout much of this period there was very little settled government, Neustria, together with the rest of France, suffering from the lawlessness that prevailed under these "sluggard" kings.
It was like the 'sluggard's garden,' where 'the thorn and the thistle grow higher and higher.'
Proverbs 6: 6-11 challenges the "sluggard" to "consider the ant" and imitate her habit of working diligently to lay up for the future.
Milton Levine 1913-2011 Milton Levine liked to give his customers advice from the Bible: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise."
As Proverbs 26:15 states, “The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.”