English Vocabulary about Laziness
Drag one’s feet (idiom)
to do something slowly because you do not want to do it
The advertiser was dragging his feet owing to non-payment for his previous work.
The painter dragged his feet until he got ensured about receiving a good remuneration.
I recommend you delegate some parts of your tasks to your assistants rather than drag your feet and handle the project at a snail’s pace.
lazy, indolent, (antonym: diligent)
Children become too idle to go out for playing due to computer and mobile games.
The propagation of idleness in every society is a serious malady which should be overcome by spreading public activities.
Frankly speaking, I envy the idle rich who earn easy money and have an easy-peasy lifestyle.
lazy, not making any effort to do something, (antonym: energetic)
He felt too indolent to get out of bed last Friday.
Don’t surrender to any sense of indolence. Otherwise, you’ll turn into quite an indolent person.
Do you think that indolent people are smarter than ordinary ones?
lifeless, static, sluggish or unmotivated
She was so inert after her work that she does every day as a matter of routine.
Inertia and inertness prevent me from reading the book. How inert I am!
Although I am so inert, I will have finished my task in 5 days.
John responded to our call languidly after he had received some anesthetic drug.
My father frowns upon languid people, and so do I.
tired, having no energy to do anything
The obese teenager seems lethargic after eating so much food due to his voracious appetite.
Afternoon is the time when everybody tends to be lethargic.
Being old doesn’t necessarily mean to be lethargic.
You should have stopped being lethargic because being lethargic is a harbinger of failure.
My boss is such a phlegmatic person that any attempt to impress him seems trivial in his eyes.
disliking any form of physical exertion
She wakes up her slothful son to walk.
Slothful people usually tend to pick sedentary jobs.
A well-earned rest is a sheer pleasure that cannot be witnessed by slothful people.
lethargic, inactive, slow
The company performance is sluggish and inefficient this year because of bad financial conditions.
The football player seems sluggish after being rehabilitated from his injured leg.
Needless to say, sluggish people have a marked tendency for procrastination.
sluggish, lazy, sleepy, dreamy
Everyone has a torpid mind when they stay within their comfort zone.
The moribund organization is recognizable by its torpid employees.
Torpid people who act as a brake on any collaborative effort make me a nervous wreck.