With that in mind, to what extent should we consider it a success to remove the laziest followers from the network?
Of course, Richard remains one of the best—and laziest—writers I've ever met.
By pandering for the laziest voters Colorado actually compounds the problem.
Her voice seems to take over most neutral hearts and make the laziest bodies move.
I thought he was bad enough, but this is surely the laziest man alive.
Florence's aunts used to say that I must be the laziest man in Philadelphia.
You're about the laziest set I ever had anything to do with.
I should say he was the laziest, most conceited fellow I ever came near.
We therefore cast lots, and the laziest man was fortunate to win.
You're about the laziest and most shiftless man I ever came across.
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.