SLOTHFUL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SLOTHFUL
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slothful
 a.  lazy; disinclined to work or exertion; inactive; sluggish
Classic Sentence:
1  Thenardier was cunning, greedy, slothful, and clever.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
2  On waking I lay long in bed yielding to sloth.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
3  Abashed by this question, I replied that sloth was my chief temptation.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
4  There were other signs of removal about, with queer narrow footprints like those I could imagine made by a sloth.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
5  His thoughts were lice born of the sweat of sloth.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  Lying idly on the sofa while others worked, Reggie denied he was slothful: "I just supervise better lying down.".
2  The sloth is at its busiest at sunset, using the word busy here in a most relaxed sense.
3  The report criticizes the government's sloth in tackling environmental problems.