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Noun: sloth  slowth or slóth
  1. A disinclination to work or exert yourself
    - slothfulness
  2. Any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
    - tree sloth
  3. Apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    - laziness, acedia

Derived forms: sloths

Type of: deadly sin, disinclination, edentate, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, mortal sin, reluctance

Part of: Bradypodidae, family Bradypodidae

Encyclopedia: Sloth