lackadaisicalness

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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