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SLOTH, noun

1. Slowness; tardiness I abhor this dilatory sloth and tricks of Rome.

2. Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness. They change their course to pleasure, ease and sloth sloth like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.

3. An animal, so called from the remarkable slowness of his motions. There are two species of this animal; the ai or three toed sloth and the unau or two toed sloth; both found in South America. It is said that its greatest speed seldom exceeds three yard an hour. it feeds on vegetables and ruminates.

SLOTH, verb intransitive To be idle. [Not in use.]