sloth: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slôth or, esp. for 2, slōth), [key]
— n.
  1. habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness.
  2. any of several slow-moving, arboreal, tropical American edentates of the family Bradypodidae, having a long, coarse, grayish-brown coat often of a greenish cast caused by algae, and long, hooklike claws used in gripping tree branches while hanging or moving along in a habitual upside-down position.
  3. a pack or group of bears.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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