Sloth

Definition of Sloth

n.1.Slowness; tardiness.
These cardinals trifle with me; I abhor
This dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.
- Shak.
2.Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.
[They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and sloth.
- Milton.
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
- Franklin.
3.(Zool.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidæ, 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.
Australian sloth
(Zool.) the koala.
Sloth animalcule
(Zool.) a tardigrade.
Sloth bear
(Zool.) a black or brown long-haired bear (Melursus ursinus, or Melursus labiatus), native of India and Ceylon; - called also aswail, labiated bear, and jungle bear. It is easily tamed and can be taught many tricks.
Sloth monkey
(Zool.) a loris.
v. i.1.To be idle.

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