- averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
- causing idleness or indolence: a hot, lazy afternoon.
- slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy stream.
- (of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.
- to laze.
Origin of lazy
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Examples from the Web for laziest
By pandering for the laziest voters Colorado actually compounds the problem.Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem
November 4, 2014
With that in mind, to what extent should we consider it a success to remove the laziest followers from the network?ISIS Is Winning the Online Jihad Against the West
Ali Fisher, Nico Prucha
October 1, 2014
Her voice seems to take over most neutral hearts and make the laziest bodies move.Meet Ruslana Lyzhychko, the Soul of Ukraine’s Revolution
December 11, 2013
Of course, Richard remains one of the best—and laziest—writers I've ever met.Richard Hell Was the First Person to Shoot Up Heroin in Front of Me
March 18, 2013
He laughed his laziest, and began leisurely to fill his pipe.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
I thought he was bad enough, but this is surely the laziest man alive.Prince Vance
You're about the laziest set I ever had anything to do with.
You're about the laziest and most shiftless man I ever came across.
"You're the laziest fellow I ever did see, Dinsmore," he drawled.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- not inclined to work or exertion
- conducive to or causing indolence
- moving in a languid or sluggish mannera lazy river
- (of a brand letter or mark on livestock) shown as lying on its side
Word Origin and History for laziest
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.