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sloth in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslothsloth /sləʊθ $ sloʊθ/ noun  1 [countable]HBA an animal in Central and South America that moves very slowly, has grey fur, and lives in trees2 [uncountable] formalLAZY laziness
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slothI have to tell the right hon. Gentleman that indolence, sloth and complacency are not enough.I suggest to him that he should overcome his natural sloth and complacency.It is not sloth that prevents me from doing my duty, being a grown-up and throwing out the tree.Workers could be punished for incompetence or sloth.The rest, as automatically, were punished for their incompetence or sloth.To intense, hardworking young Taylor, the practice could scarcely have seemed like anything but the most shameless sloth.