Sloth

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Sloth Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • 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
  • a disinclination to work or exert yourself

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a disinclination to work or exert yourself ,
  • 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 ,
  • apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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Sloth Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Sloths are Xenarthran mammals from Central and South America. They are part of the order Pilosa. There are two families of sloths: Two-toed sloth and Three-toed sloth. Most scientists call these two families the Folivora, while some call them the Phyllophaga.

The biogeographic origins of the Pilosa is still unclear, but they can be traced back in South America as far as the early Tertiary, about 60 million years ago. The presence of these animals in Central America is explained by the Great American Interchange.



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  • Muddled operaton to capture killer bear ends with badly injured foresters
    In an operation that showed up the forest department’s lack of training, a sloth bear was shot dead on Tuesday morning after it killed a woman on Monday evening. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • Kristen Bell Talks Having "Five More Kids," Says She's "Not Willing to Kill Myself to Look a Certain Way"
    Kristen Bell is one hot mama! The sloth-loving, mother-of-two actress is gracing the cover of Natural Health magazine for their March/ April issue and opens up about... Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • Otto Porter loses Tony Snell on defense, just stands still and stares
    Porter's sloth-like reaction time allowed the Bulls to close out the Wizards. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'

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