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Meaning of SLOTH

Pronunciation:  sloth

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  2. [n]  any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
  3. [n]  a disinclination to work or exert yourself

SLOTH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: acedia, laziness, slothfulness, tree sloth
 See Also: ai, Bradypodidae, Bradypus tridactylus, Choloepus didactylus, Choloepus hoffmanni, deadly sin, disinclination, edentate, family Bradypodidae, hesitancy, hesitation, indisposition, mortal sin, reluctance, three-toed sloth, two-toed sloth, unau



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sloth\, n. [OE. slouthe, sleuthe, AS. sl?w?, fr. sl[=a]w
    slow. See {Slow}.]
    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;
             [They] change their course to pleasure, ease, and
             sloth.                                --Milton.
             Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of arboreal
       edentates constituting the family {Bradypodid[ae]}, 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
    Note: The three-toed sloths belong to the genera {Bradypus}
          and {Arctopithecus}, of which several species have been
          described. They have three toes on each foot. The
          best-known species are collared sloth ({Bradypus
          tridactylus}), and the ai ({Arctopitheus ai}). The
          two-toed sloths, consisting the genus {Cholopus}, have
          two toes on each fore foot and three on each hind foot.
          The best-known is the unau ({Cholopus didactylus}) of
          South America. See {Unau}. Another species ({C.
          Hoffmanni}) inhabits Central America. Various large
          extinct terrestrial edentates, such as Megatherium and
          Mylodon, are often called sloths.
    {Australian, or Native} {sloth} (Zo["o]l.), the koala.
    {Sloth animalcule} (Zo["o]l.), a tardigrade.
    {Sloth bear} (Zo["o]l.), a black or brown long-haired bear
       ({Melursus ursinus, or labiatus}), native of India and
       Ceylon; -- called also {aswail}, {labiated bear}, and
       {jungle bear}. It is easily tamed and can be taught many
    {Sloth monkey} (Zo["o]l.), a loris.
  2. \Sloth\, v. i.
    To be idle. [Obs.] --Gower.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a sloth in your dream indicates your passivity in a situation. You need to assert yourself and make your presence known. The sloth is also symbolic of gentleness, laziness or lack of ambition.