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sloth (n.)

late 12c., "indolence, sluggishness," formed from Middle English slou, slowe (see slow (adj.)) + abstract formative -th (2). Replaced Old English slæwð "sloth, indolence." Sense of "slowness, tardiness" is from mid-14c. As one of the deadly sins, it translates Latin accidia.

The slow-moving mammal first so called 1610s, a translation of Portuguese preguiça "slowness, slothfulness," from Latin pigritia "laziness" (compare Spanish perezosa "slothful," also "the sloth").

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Definitions of sloth

sloth (n.)
a disinclination to work or exert yourself;
Synonyms: slothfulness
sloth (n.)
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;
Synonyms: tree sloth
sloth (n.)
apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins);
Synonyms: laziness / acedia
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