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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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  • Midfielder pushing for a place in the team after Reading victory...
    Casper Sloth is hoping to force his way into the starting line-up after stepping off the bench to make a positive impression in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Reading. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • 'Coach Sloth' visits Harlan
    Coach Sloth or Sammy Sloth, better known as Ryan Sloth, spoke to students at Harlan Elementary School Tuesday. Sloth, a native of Dike and Belmond, is an author, actor and coach. Following a career as a defensive back at Iowa State, Sloth played for the Iowa Barnstormers and also coached at the collegiate and Arena Football League levels. He also appeared in the m Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'
  • Recount sought for 5th District primary
    RACINE — The vote total in the city’s 5th District aldermanic primary election Tuesday may be put to a recount at the request of candidate Paul Sloth, who trailed the winners by four votes. Read more on this news related to 'Sloth'

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