V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a slothful, lazy person

Synonyms: slouch, loafer, laggard

Antonyms: go-getter, dynamo

Tips: Sluggard, someone who moves very slowly and lazily, was formed from the word slug, or snail, since a snail moves very slowly. It can also be an adjective describing someone or something sluggish and lazy. The word sluggard is not often used in contemporary English. The word laggard is used more often.

Usage Examples:

I was a sluggard all day Sunday and did nothing but lay around watching TV. (loafer, lazy person)

He's a sluggard who can't hold down a steady job because he's always missing work. (laggard, loafer)

On the weekends, I prefer to be a sluggard, since I work so hard during the week. (loafer, slouch)

He was fired because he was a sluggard who took too long to finish his tasks. (laggard, loafer)

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