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Synonyms for sloth

Synonyms for sloth

Synonyms for sloth

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America

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

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It ended on the coast of Patagonia, whither we had gone to shoot the great Sloth, known to be the largest of animals, though we found his size to have been under-estimated.
If Buffon had known of the gigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lost Pachydermata, he might have said with a greater semblance of truth that the creative force in America had lost its power, rather than that it had never possessed great vigour.
On waking I lay long in bed yielding to sloth. O God, help and strengthen me that I may walk in Thy ways!
The Pope will curse them for their sloth to-day, That slept both Bruno and his crown away.
Far different from their condition among many rude nations, where the women are made to perform all the work while their ungallant lords and masters lie buried in sloth, the gentle sex in the valley of Typee were exempt from toil, if toil it might be called that, even in the tropical climate, never distilled one drop of perspiration.
Pride, Envy, Sloth and others confessed their sins and received forgiveness.
As to ourselves, we all know the speed produced by the employment of steam; we have experienced it either on railroads, or in boats when crossing the sea; but such a flight is like the travelling of a sloth in comparison with the velocity with which light moves.
"As for your dislike of it, excuse my saying so, that's simply our Russian sloth and old serf-owner's ways, and I'm convinced that in you it's a temporary error and will pass."
"And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?"
To encourage its sloths to be active during daylight hours, when visitors come by, the Dallas World Aquarium feeds them fresh leaves from cecropia, rubber, and cacao trees every day.
Sid is very funny, especially in the scenes where he meets a crowd of fellow sloths who raise him to god-like status - then try to sacrifice him.
I saw scarlet-rumped tanagers, three-toed sloths, squirrel monkeys, anteaters, iguanas, and more hummingbirds than I could identify.
Some gays make it especially easy for the media sloths. Our most, recent pride parades became bona fide wedding marches.