adjective, lazier, laziest.
averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
causing idleness or indolence: a hot, lazy afternoon.
slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy stream.
(of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.
verb (used without object), lazied, lazying.
to laze.

1540–50; compare Low German lasich languid, idle

lazily, adverb
laziness, noun
lazyish, adjective

1. slothful. See idle. 3. inert, inactive, torpid.

1. industrious. 3. quick. Unabridged
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lazy (ˈleɪzɪ)
adj , lazier, laziest
1.  not inclined to work or exertion
2.  conducive to or causing indolence
3.  moving in a languid or sluggish manner: a lazy river
4.  (of a brand letter or mark on livestock) shown as lying on its side
[C16: origin uncertain]

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Word Origin & History

1540s, laysy, of unknown origin. Replaced native slack, slothful, and idle as the main word expressing the notion of "averse to work." In 19c. thought to be from lay (v.) as tipsy from tip. Skeat is responsible for the prevailing modern view that it probably comes from Low Ger.,
cf. M.L.G. laisch "weak, feeble, tired," modern Low Ger. läösig, early modern Du. leuzig, all of which may go back to the PIE root *(s)leg- "slack." According to Weekley, the -z- sound disqualifies a connection with Fr. lassé "tired" or Ger. lassig "lazy, weary, tired." A supposed dialectal meaning "naught, bad," if it is the original sense, may tie the word to O.N. lasenn "dilapidated," lasmøyrr "decrepit, fragile," root of Icelandic las-furða "ailing," las-leiki "ailment." Lazybones is first attested 1590s. Lazy Susan is from 1917.
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Example sentences
If you're planning a visit in summer, lazily catch the views from a rafting
More faux palms, woven into fans, rotate lazily overhead.
Home brew fuel ethanol produced lazily with a solar still is an easy vehicle
  fuel, especially for warm weather.
After the walk across the open park, it was pleasant to saunter lazily through
  the cool glades.
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