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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  • National Zoo’s year-old sloth bear survives, then thrives; 2 siblings weren’t so lucky
    Marking cub?s birthday, National Zoo notes that two siblings were devoured by mother sloth bear. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
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    Roman rhetorician Marcus Quintilian once said, "We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty." Wiser words were never spoken, because when I have difficulty doing basically anything, I'll abandon it to look at pictures of sloths. Need to go to the grocery store and do laundry? Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • You Can't Hurry Love: How Slow-Moving Sloths Mate (Video)
    When one of Earth's slowest mammals mates, "apparently it's very quick." Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'

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