(obsolete, intransitive) To be idle.
Other Word Forms of Sloth
Origin of Sloth
From Middle English slouthe, slewthe, from Old English slÇ£wþ (“sloth, indolence, laziness, inertness, torpor"), from Proto-Germanic *slaiwiþō (“slowness, lateness"), equivalent to slow +"Ž -th. Cognate with Scots sleuth (“sloth, slowness").
Middle English slowth from slow slow slow
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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