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Thursday, January 23, 2003

Definitions for lackadaisical

  1. Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.

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Citations for lackadaisical
Drowsy from the heat and from fatigue, he dozed to the steady lackadaisical clips of the mule's shoes. Patricia Powell, The Pagoda
There was an oddly lackadaisical inflection to his speech. A sense of merely going though the motions. Lesley Hazleton, Driving To Detroit
Origin of lackadaisical
Lackadaisical comes from the expression lackadaisy, a variation of lackaday, itself a shortening of "alack the (or a) day!"
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