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synonyms for sloth

  • idleness
  • inactivity
  • indolence
  • inertia
  • laxness
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • slackness
  • slothfulness
  • slowness
  • sluggishness
  • do-nothingness
  • lackadaisicalness
  • languidness
  • supineness

antonyms for sloth

MOST RELEVANT
  • activity
  • busyness
  • energy
  • life
  • liveliness
  • vigor
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Immense ground sloths shambled on land and even swam offshore.
WHY SOUTH AMERICA’S ANCIENT MAMMALS MAY HAVE LOST OUT TO NORTHERN COUNTERPARTSJAKE BUEHLERNOVEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
While it is unclear if the mammoth sensed the human presence, the giant ground sloth rose onto its hind legs and moved in circles, suggesting that it knew that there was a human nearby, the researchers say.
THE LONGEST TRAIL OF FOSSILIZED HUMAN FOOTPRINTS HINTS AT A RISKY ICE AGE TREKAAYUSHI PRATAPOCTOBER 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A little digging revealed fossilized human footprints as well as those from a mammoth and ground sloth.
THE LONGEST TRAIL OF FOSSILIZED HUMAN FOOTPRINTS HINTS AT A RISKY ICE AGE TREKAAYUSHI PRATAPOCTOBER 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
On a day during the late Ice Age, a young adult or teen carrying a toddler hustled across a muddy flat where mammoths and giant sloths roamed.
THE LONGEST TRAIL OF FOSSILIZED HUMAN FOOTPRINTS HINTS AT A RISKY ICE AGE TREKAAYUSHI PRATAPOCTOBER 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Mammoths and a giant ground sloth crossed the tracks in the travelers’ wake, trampling some of the footprints.
A TYPICAL TEENAGER’S STROLL: CARRYING A BABY AND DODGING MAMMOTHSKIONA N. SMITHOCTOBER 23, 2020ARS TECHNICA
This is one of the truths which sloth, rapacity and extravagance are slow to learn, yet which they cannot safely ignore.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Sloth in women is cured either by vanity or love; though, in vivacious women, it is an omen of love.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
But for the rest of her days she lay luxuriously folded on herself and sunk in sloth and pleasure.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Some creatures excel in cunning, some in reason, some in activity, some in sloth—all have certain proclivities.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
I no longer habitually cherish physical sloth and luxury, which excite to excessive sensuality.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
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WORDS RELATED TO SLOTH

  • bum
  • clock watcher
  • couch potato
  • deadbeat
  • good-for-nothing
  • goof off
  • idler
  • laggard
  • layabout
  • lazy person
  • lazybones
  • loafer
  • lotus eater
  • lounger
  • malingerer
  • moocher
  • shirker
  • slacker
  • sloth
  • sponger
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