Sloth is laziness or a lack of effort, or a slow-moving, tree-hanging mammal from Central and South America.(noun)
When you sit around on the couch all day and don't make any effort to be productive, this is an example of being a sloth.
See sloth in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME slouthe < slou, slow, used for older slewthe, sleuthe < OE slæwth, sloth < slaw, slow: see slow & -th
See sloth in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English slowth
Origin: , from slow, slow; see slow.
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