Lazy La"zy, a. [Compar. {Lazier}; superl. {Laziest}.] [OE. lasie, laesic, of uncertain origin; cf. F. las tired, L. lassus, akin to E. late; or cf. LG. losig, lesig.] 1. Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream. ``The night owl's lazy flight.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Wicked; vicious. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

{Lazy tongs}, a system of jointed bars capable of great extension, originally made for picking up something at a distance, now variously applied in machinery.

Syn: Idle; indolent; sluggish; slothful. See {Idle}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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