sloth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sloth” in the English Dictionary

"sloth" in British English

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uk   /sləʊθ/  us   /sloʊθ/

sloth noun (NO EFFORT)

[U] literary unwillingness to ​work or make any ​effort: The ​reportcriticizes the government's sloth in ​tacklingenvironmentalproblems.

sloth noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a ​mammal that ​movesslowly and ​lives in ​trees: Sloths ​live in Central and ​SouthAmerica.
(Definition of sloth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slothnoun [C]

 us   /slɔθ, sloʊθ/
an ​animal that moves very ​slowly and ​spends much of ​itstimehanging by ​itsfeet from ​trees
(Definition of sloth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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