Thursday, January 23, 2003
lackadaisical adjective [lack-uh-DAY-zih-kuhl] Lacking spirit or liveliness; showing lack of interest; languid; listless.
Definitions for lackadaisical
- 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.
There was an oddly lackadaisical inflection to his speech. A sense of merely going though the motions.
Origin of lackadaisical
Lackadaisical comes from the expression lackadaisy, a variation of lackaday, itself a shortening of "alack the (or a) day!"