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Synonyms for sloth
slɔθ or, esp. for 2, sloʊθ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sloth, slothfulness(noun)

    a disinclination to work or exert yourself

    Synonyms:
    tree sloth, slothfulness, laziness, acedia

  2. sloth, tree sloth(noun)

    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, slothfulness, laziness, acedia

  3. sloth, laziness, acedia(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    tree sloth, slothfulness, laziness, acedia, indolence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sloth(n.)

    Synonyms:
    inactivity, inaction, laziness, indolence, idleness, inertness, sluggishness, torpor, lumpishness, supineness, slothfulness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sloth(n)

    Synonyms:
    sluggishness, indolence, laziness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sloth":

    laziness, chunk, idleness

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How to use sloth in a sentence?

  1. Stanley Ambrose:

    This allowed us to trace monthly and seasonal changes in the sloth's diet and climate for the first time, and also to select the best part of the tooth for reliable radiocarbon dating.

  2. Matthew Bennett:

    The story that we can read from the tracks is that the humans were stalking; following in the footsteps, precisely in the footsteps of the sloth, while it was being distracted and turning, somebody else would come across and try and deliver the killer blow. It's an interesting story and it's all written in the footprints.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

  4. Jimmy Minardi:

    Late night eating is the kiss of death. There’s a lot of drinking involved on a cruise and the combination of food and booze basically turns you into a sloth.

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