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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sloth, slothfulnessnoun

    a disinclination to work or exert yourself

    Synonyms:
    tree sloth, slothfulness, laziness, acedia

  2. sloth, tree slothnoun

    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, acedianoun

    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. slothnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slothnoun

    Synonyms:
    sluggishness, indolence, laziness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sloth":

    laziness, chunk, idleness

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#12928negligence
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#219450fickleness
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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. Kristine Bohmann:

    In just 40 samples, we detected 49 species spanning mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile and fish, in the Rainforest House( at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark) we even detected the guppies in the pond, the two-toed sloth and the boa. When sampling air in just one outdoor site, we detected many of the animals with access to an outdoor enclosure in that part of Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, for example kea, ostrich and rhino.

  3. 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.

  4. Julia Tejada:

    These results, providing the first direct evidence of omnivory in an ancient sloth species, demands reevaluation of the entire ecological structure of ancient mammalian communities in South America, as sloths represented a major component of these ecosystems across the past 34 million years.

  5. 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.


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