Definition of lazy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈleɪzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪzi//
    (lazier, laziest) Position and movement, Lazy
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  1. 1  (disapproving) unwilling to work or be active; doing as little as possible synonym idle He was not stupid, just lazy. I was feeling too lazy to go out. See related entries: Lazy
  2. 2  not involving much energy or activity; slow and relaxed We spent a lazy day on the beach. See related entries: Position and movement
  3. 3(disapproving) showing a lack of effort or care a lazy piece of work
  4. 4(literary) moving slowly synonym torpid the lazy river
  5. Word Originmid 16th cent.: perhaps related to Low German lasich ‘languid, idle’.Extra examples He’s just plain lazy. His smile was slow, almost lazy. Most of us are intellectually lazy about large areas of the world around us. We thought we were winning, so we got lazy. She smiled a lazy smile.
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