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sloth

noun

1 sloth

A disinclination to work or exert yourself.

synonym: slothfulness.

Roget 172: inertness, dullness etc. adj.; inertia, vis inertiae [Lat.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languor; quiescence etc. 265; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: laksheid



2 sloth

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.

synonym: tree sloth.

Dutch: luiaard
Polish: leniwiec

3 sloth

Apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins).

synonyms: acedia, laziness.


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