preguiça

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pegriça, from Latin pigritia. Cognate with Italian pigrizia, Spanish pereza, French paresse.

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Noun[edit]

preguiça f (plural preguiças)

  1. laziness; sloth (unwillingness to do work)
    Synonyms: ócio; ociosidade; vadiagem (slang, derogatory)
  2. (Christianity) sloth (deadly sin)
  3. (zoology) sloth (mammal)
    Synonym: bicho-preguiça

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