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1. sloth, slothfulness

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

2. sloth, tree 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

3. acedia, laziness, sloth

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

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see synonyms of sloth
any of several shaggy-coated arboreal edentate mammals of the family Bradypodidae, esp Bradypus tridactylus (three-toed sloth or ai) or Choloepus didactylus (two-toed sloth or unau), of Central and South America. They are slow-moving, hanging upside down by their long arms and feeding on vegetation
reluctance to work or exert oneself

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see synonyms of sloth
disinclination to work or exert oneself; indolence; laziness; idleness
2.  Rare
slowness; delay
any of a family (Bradypodidae) of slow-moving, tree-dwelling edentate mammals of tropical Central and South America that hang, back down, from branches and feed on fruits and vegetation, including a three-toed species (genus Bradypus) and a two-toed species (genus Choloepus)
any of various families of extinct, ground-dwelling edentate mammals

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see synonyms of sloth
1. Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.
2. Any of various slow-moving, arboreal mammals of the suborder Folivora of South and Central America, having long hooklike claws by which they hang upside down from tree branches, and feeding on leaves, buds, and fruit, especially:
a. A member of the genus Bradypus, having three long-clawed toes on each forefoot. Also called ai, three-toed sloth.
b. A member of the genus Choloepus, having two toes on each forefoot. Also called two-toed sloth, unau.
3. A group of bears.

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