lazy
I. adjective (lazier; -est) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Low German lasich feeble; akin to Middle High German erleswen to become weak Date: 1549 1. a. disinclined to activity or exertion ; not energetic or vigorous b. encouraging inactivity or indolence <
a lazy summer day
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2. moving slowly ; sluggish 3. droopy, lax <
a rabbit with lazy ears
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4. placed on its side <
lazy E livestock brand
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5. not rigorous or strict <
lazy scholarship
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lazily adverblaziness nounlazyish adjective Synonyms: lazy, indolent, slothful mean not easily aroused to activity. lazy suggests a disinclination to work or to take trouble <
take-out foods for lazy cooks
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. indolent suggests a love of ease and a dislike of movement or activity <
the heat made us indolent
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. slothful implies a temperamental inability to act promptly or speedily when action or speed is called for <
fired for being slothful about filling orders
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. II. intransitive verb (lazied; lazying) Date: 1612 to move or lie lazily ; laze

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