[ lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]
/ ˌlæk əˈdeɪ zɪ kəl /
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without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; halfhearted: a lackadaisical attempt.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lackadaisicallack·a·dai·si·cal·ly, adverblack·a·dai·si·cal·ness, noun
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How to use lackadaisical in a sentence
But everything had not gone well, and he found it very difficult to carry himself otherwise than lackadaisically.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
He sighed often, and sometimes mightily; and ogled unhappily, and smiled lackadaisically.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
He pursed his mouth and looked up lackadaisically at his glowering client, saying only "Ha!"Guy Deverell, v. 2 of 2|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
And I—I answered lackadaisically with just a casual glance at him, 'I don't know the figures,' and absorbed myself in my viands.Grey Roses|Henry Harland
Several of these disbanded worthies were lounging about in the mean time, quite lackadaisically.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
British Dictionary definitions for lackadaisical
/ (ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl) /
lacking vitality and purpose
lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way
Derived forms of lackadaisicallackadaisically, adverblackadaisicalness, noun
Word Origin for lackadaisical
C18: from earlier lackadaisy, extended form of lackaday
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