WebDef: Sloth

Sloth /släth/ – Noun: Self-love resulting in reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness.

Sloth is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and traces its roots back to pride. See also our other topical WebDefs, such as the comprehensive post on sin, as well as the other "deadly" sins, including pride, greed, envy, wrath, gluttony, etc.

Select Bible Verses on Sloth

  • The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. – Prov 12:24
  • The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. – Prov 26:16



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