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Definition of Sloth

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

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.
Dave Mustaine

Thou seest how sloth wastes the sluggish body, as water is corrupted unless it moves.
Ovid

Oh yes, there's lots of great food in America. But the fast food is about as destructive and evil as it gets. It celebrates a mentality of sloth, convenience, and a cheerful embrace of food we know is hurting us.
Anthony Bourdain

Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
Elizabeth Hurley

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
Quintilian
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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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