Origin of lackadaisical
Examples from the Web for lackadaisical
Their defense is lackadaisical, their forwards frequently inept.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks|Tunku Varadarajan|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now is not the time for lackadaisical, quiet and deferential diplomacy.Their Fight…But Our Legacy: The New Battle for Fallujah|John Kael Weston|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's the impression you get with their lackadaisical approach to filling the job.Exclusive: White House Struggles to Replace Janet Napolitano at DHS|Daniel Klaidman|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The horsemeat scandal has shown just how lackadaisical we are toward the content of processed food here.Britain’s Weight Crisis Almost Hits U.S. Proportions|Dan Jones|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She rejected that the idea it was lackadaisical policing that is responsible for such crimes.
The bush was tall, and had the nature of a climber; for it drooped in a lackadaisical way, and had to be tied to a stout post.Aunt Jane of Kentucky|Eliza Calvert Hall
His tongue is as prolific of lackadaisical words, as his head is devoid of good sense.Golden Steps to Respectability, Usefulness and Happiness|John Mather Austin
He replied "yes," but in so lackadaisical a tone that I feared he had seen her to effect, and I asked him if he had spoken to her.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
To Carew the South was the heart of sedition, bad morals, lackadaisical indolence.Fairfax and His Pride|Marie Van Vorst
Marriage is a lackadaisical proceeding at best; but there is no resource.Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Word Origin for lackadaisical
1768 (Sterne), from interjection lackadaisy "alas, alack" (1748), an alteration of lack-a-day (1690s), from alack the day (1590s). Hence, "given to crying 'lack-a-day,' vapidly sentimental." Sense probably altered by influence of lax. Related: Lackadaisically.