slæcness
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
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slæcness
e; f. Sloth, inertness, laziness Slecnes accidia, Wrt. Voc. ii. 5, 73 : 97, 5- Scleacnes pigredo, Kent. Gl. 694. I. slowness of physical movement Swá swá ðære sunnan sleacnys ácenþ ǽnne dæg and áne niht . . . swá eác ðæs mónan swiftnys áwyrpþ út ǽnne dæg and áne niht, Lchdm. iii. 264, 19. II. slowness in action Ðæs þeówes sleacnys (he seemed long in doing his errand), Shrn. 43, 15. Wæs beboden ðæt hi sceoldon caflíce etan, forðan ðe God onscunaþ ða sleacnysse on his þegnum. Homl. Th. ii. 282, 3. III. mental inertness wolde ic ðæt ða æðela [n] clericas ásceócon fram heora andgites orþance alce sieacnysse, Anglia viii. 301, 4. IV. remissness, slowness in performance of duty Oft eác sió gódnes ðære monþwǽrnesse biþ diégellíce gemenged wið sleacnesse . . . Wé sculon manian ða manþwǽran ðæt hié fleón ðæt ðǽr suíðe neáh liegeþ ðære monnþwǽrnesse, ðæt is sleacnes, Past. 40; Swt. 289, 18-22.
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