Lackadaisically
lackadaisical lack`a*dai"si*cal (l[a^]k`[.a]*d[=a]"z[i^]*kal), a. [From {Lackadaisy}, interj.] 1. Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental; dreamy. [1913 Webster]

2. Lacking spirit or liveliness; lethargic; listless; languid. [PJC]

3. Indolent; lazy; idle, especially in a dreamy manner. [PJC] -- {Lack`a*dai"si*cal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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