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sloth

noun uk   /sləʊθ/  us   /sloʊθ/

sloth noun (NO EFFORT)

[U] literary unwillingness to work or make any effort: The report criticizes the government's sloth in tackling environmental problems.

sloth noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a mammal that moves slowly and lives in trees: Sloths live in Central and South America.
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