lazy

[ley-zee]
adjective, lazier, laziest.
1.
averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
2.
causing idleness or indolence: a hot, lazy afternoon.
3.
slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy stream.
4.
(of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.
verb (used without object), lazied, lazying.
5.
to laze.

Origin:
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.
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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]
 
'lazily
 
adv
 
'laziness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

lazy
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
Even a bowl of cereal can make for a light and lazy dinner.
When faced with an obstacle-say, a cubicle wall-the walkers take the lazy, long
  way around.
If the story is a bit lazy, if the graphics not up to scratch it will not
  appeal to them.
As always for this kind of project, everyone becomes somewhat lazy for the
  final touch.
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