I guess, like this Daily Kos diarist, that our children are 41 percent lazier than they were a decade ago.
It is easier—at least it is lazier—to provide many things than to prepare much.
We are too secure; no predatory creature can harm us, and we cultivate the lordlier and lazier vices.
The whole school smiled,207 for there was no lazier boy than this same Riley.
I never fancied there was a lazy streak in me, but I'm getting lazier and lazier every day.
Some wag once said: "All men are lazy, but some are lazier than others."
To hit the near leader is a little more difficult, and a good reason, by the way, for putting the lazier leader on the off side.
For there never was a lazier or worse servant than I am, or one that grumbles more at doing a day's work for his master.
He is the laziest scamp imaginable; lazier even than his boozing old father.
No doubt there are lazier creatures than the typical Mexican; for all intents and purposes, however, he is lazy enough.
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 German, cf. Middle Low German laisch "weak, feeble, tired," modern Low German läösig, early modern Dutch leuzig, all of which may go back to the PIE root *(s)leg- "slack." According to Weekley, the -z- sound disqualifies a connection with French lassé "tired" or German lassig "lazy, weary, tired." A supposed dialectal meaning "naught, bad," if it is the original sense, may tie the word to Old Norse lasenn "dilapidated," lasmøyrr "decrepit, fragile," root of Icelandic las-furða "ailing," las-leiki "ailment." Lazy Susan is from 1917.