lackadaisical

[lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl]
adjective
1.
without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic: a lackadaisical attempt.
2.
lazy; indolent: a lackadaisical fellow.

Origin:
1760–70; lackadais(y) (variant of lackaday) + -ical

lackadaisically, adverb
lackadaisicalness, noun


2. slothful, unambitious, idle.
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lackadaisical (ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  lacking vitality and purpose
2.  lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way
 
[C18: from earlier lackadaisy, extended form of lackaday]
 
lacka'daisically
 
adv
 
lacka'daisicalness
 
n

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lackadaisical
1768, from interjection lackadaisy "alas, alack" (1748), an alteration of lack-a-day (1690s), from alack the day. Hence, "given to crying 'lack-a-day,' vapidly sentimental." Sense probably altered by influence of lax. Related: Lackadaisically.
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Example sentences
The stimulus program was months late in being enacted, was poorly designed, and
  has been lackadaisically executed.
The picture is slow, tedious, casually acted and lackadaisically directed.
When touched repeatedly, however, it withdraws more lackadaisically and finally
  disregards the stimulus entirely.
She didn't show all day, beneath a dull sky lackadaisically spitting snow.
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