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Definition of Sloth


  1. Slowness; tardiness.
  2. Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.
  3. Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidae, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.
  4. To be idle.

Sloth Quotations

Often motivated by a desire to maintain the existing status quo, sloth almost cost the U.S. its auto industry, as it refused for decades to build fuel-efficient cars to compete with Japanese, Korean and European imports.
Simon Mainwaring

As winter approaches - bringing cold weather and family drama - we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.
Sarah MacLean

Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.
Reid Hoffman

I'd love sloth. I wish sloth would come home and visit me once in a while. I don't consider laziness a sin at all.

You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren.
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Sloth Translations

sloth in Dutch is ai, luiaard
sloth in French is paresse
sloth in German is Faultiers, Faulheit, Faulheit
sloth in Italian is pigrizia
sloth in Spanish is pereza
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