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As winter approaches - bringing cold weather and family drama - we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.
Sarah MacLean

Meaning of "sloth" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SLOTH

Old English slǣwth; from slǣw, variant of slāwslow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SLOTH

sloth  [sləʊθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLOTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sloth is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLOTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sloth

Sloth

Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, classified into six species. They are part of the order Pilosa and are therefore related to anteaters, which sport a similar set of specialized claws. Extant sloths are arboreal residents of the jungles of Central and South America, and are known for being slow-moving, and hence named "sloths". Extinct sloth species include many ground sloths, some of which attained the size of elephants. Sloths make a good habitat for other organisms, and a single sloth may be home to moths, beetles, cockroaches, ciliates, fungi, and algae.

Definition of sloth in the English dictionary

The definition of sloth in the dictionary is any of several shaggy-coated arboreal edentate mammals of the family Bradypodidae, esp Bradypus tridactylus or Choloepus didactylus, of Central and South America. They are slow-moving, hanging upside down by their long arms and feeding on vegetation. Other definition of sloth is reluctance to work or exert oneself.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLOTH


aftergrowth
ˈɑːftəˌɡrəʊθ
antigrowth
ˌæntɪˈɡrəʊθ
Arbroath
ɑːˈbrəʊθ
both
bəʊθ
growth
ɡrəʊθ
ingrowth
ˈɪnˌɡrəʊθ
intergrowth
ˈɪntəˌɡrəʊθ
loath
ləʊθ
loth
ləʊθ
misgrowth
ˌmɪsˈɡrəʊθ
oath
əʊθ
outgrowth
ˈaʊtˌɡrəʊθ
overgrowth
ˈəʊvəˌɡrəʊθ
quoth
kwəʊθ
regrowth
riːˈɡrəʊθ
Thoth
θəʊθ
troth
trəʊθ
undergrowth
ˈʌndəˌɡrəʊθ
upgrowth
ˈʌpˌɡrəʊθ
wroth
rəʊθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLOTH

slosh
sloshed
sloshy
slot
slot aerial
slot antenna
slot car
slot machine
slot meter
slotback
sloth bear
slothful
slothfully
slothfulness
slotted
slotted spoon
slotter
slotting
slouch
slouch hat

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLOTH

bark cloth
broadcloth
cheesecloth
cloth
dishcloth
drop cloth
emery cloth
face cloth
facecloth
floorcloth
grass cloth
ground cloth
loincloth
oilcloth
out of whole cloth
sailcloth
sponge cloth
tablecloth
the cloth
washcloth

Synonyms and antonyms of sloth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLOTH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sloth» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sloth

Translation of «sloth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLOTH

Find out the translation of sloth to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sloth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sloth» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

树懒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la pereza
570 millions of speakers

English

sloth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुस्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كسل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ленивец
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

preguiça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলস্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

paresse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sloth
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Faulheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナマケモノ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나무 늘보
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sloth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tánh lười biếng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோம்பல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आळशीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tembellik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bradipo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lenistwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лінивець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lene
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νωθρότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

luiheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sloth
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

latskap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sloth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLOTH»

The term «sloth» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.397 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLOTH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sloth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sloth» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sloth

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLOTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sloth.
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Anthony Bourdain
Oh yes, there's lots of great food in America. But the fast food is about as destructive and evil as it gets. It celebrates a mentality of sloth, convenience, and a cheerful embrace of food we know is hurting us.
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Jarvis Cocker
Pulp existed for 12 years before we got famous. Now, you could say that was just lack of imagination, but it's some kind of quality isn't it? Tenacity. You could also say it was sloth.
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Elizabeth Hurley
Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
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Al Jourgensen
I'm an all-or-nothing guy. When I'm working, I work, work, work, work, work, and when I'm not, I'm the laziest sloth this planet has ever provided us.
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Kajol
I'd love sloth. I wish sloth would come home and visit me once in a while. I don't consider laziness a sin at all.
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Sarah MacLean
As winter approaches - bringing cold weather and family drama - we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.
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Dave Mustaine
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.
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John Ortberg
Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions.
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Quintilian
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
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George Saunders
The chances of a person breaking through their own habits and sloth and limited mind to actually write something that gets out there and matters to people are slim.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLOTH»

Discover the use of sloth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sloth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Little Book of Sloth
From British filmmaker and sloth expert Lucy Cooke comes a hilarious, heart-melting photographic picture book starring the laziest—and one of the cutest—animals on the planet.
Lucy Cooke, 2013
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"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth
Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
‎2007
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Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy
Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy The real dictionary? Yawn. Too long.
Adams Media, Jennifer M. Wood, 2011
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Sloth : The Seven Deadly Sins: The Seven Deadly Sins
Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today.
Wendy Wasserstein, 2004
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Sloth
One of the seven is dead, and everyone's reeling: Adam's done.
Robin Wasserman, 2009
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Sammy Sloth: Sport Superstar
Join Sammy Sloth on his journey to learn the importance of continued effort and hard work to succeed. Children and adults will find themselves cheering Sammy along on his quest to become Sammy Sloth: Sport Superstar!
Ry Sloth, 2009
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Jeffrey and Sloth
Jeffrey cannot concentrate on his writing assignment, so he doodles a sloth instead, but then the sloth comes to life and starts ordering him around.
Kari-Lynn Winters, 2007
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Giant Ground Sloth
"Simple text and illustrations present prehistoric giant ground sloths, how they looked, and what they did"--Provided by publisher.
Janet Riehecky, 2009
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Diego Saves the Sloth!
When Sammy the Sloth falls asleep on a tree branch during a big windstorm, Diego must rescue him before the branch breaks.
Alexis Romay, 2007
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Children's Rights in Africa: A Legal Perspective
This volume provides an assessment of children's rights in Africa. It examines how international law, policy and practice are integrated into various countries.
Professor Julia Sloth-Nielsen, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLOTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sloth is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charlotte the sloth makes herself at home at Denver Zoo
Charlotte met Elliot, the Denver Zoo's resident sloth, on July 13. Elliot is 24 years old and the zoo hopes the two will produce some sloth babies in the future. «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
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Police hunting suspected burglar post Tweet comparing him to The …
In a cheeky reference to the iconic 1985 movie The Goonies, West Midlands Police started its public appeal with a reference to Sloth's famous 'Hey You Guys' ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
3
Project to restore habitat for sloth bears in Jessore
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat government has taken up a project to provide better habitat to sloth bears by restoring the ecology of Jessore wildlife sanctuary, where ... «Times of India, May 15»
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From sleaze to sloth: the new face of American Apparel
Here's a decent attempt: its latest campaign features a sloth called Buttercup, chilling in an “ironic” lady pose, while promoting both American Apparel's eco ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Baby sloth is 5th born at Baltimore's National Aquarium
The zoo announced the birth of Felize the two-toed sloth this week. The aquarium says Felize is the fifth sloth born at the facility and the third baby for its mother, ... «WTOP, Apr 15»
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Baby And Sloth's Unexpected Friendship Makes Perfectly Adorable …
The pair have hardly known life apart. Heckathorn and her husband Jason adopted Daisy the same day they came home from the hospital with newborn Alia, ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»
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These Advocates Are Raising Awareness For Ridiculously Adorable …
As if we need an excuse to celebrate sloths. Sunday is International Sloth Day, which aims to draw the public's attention not only the creature's cuteness factor, ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
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Baby sloth born by first-ever Caesarean
Yet her efforts to help a pregnant sloth that fell from a tree reached new levels of commitment earlier this month, culminating as they did in what is believed to be ... «BBC News, Oct 14»
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John Humphrys: the hip hop star adopts rap name and goes on BBC …
Humphrys told DJ Charlie Sloth Paxman was “not right on that”, saying he ... Sloth has now cut together a rap “collaboration” with Humphrys, with clips of him ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 14»
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Ancient Sloths: 5-Ton Creatures Grew Monstrously Fast
An ancient sloth weighing some 5 tons and sporting claws that extended a foot (0.3 meters) is helping to reveal how the slow, furry creatures ballooned in size ... «LiveScience.com, Sep 14»

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