- 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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Related Wordstired, sleepy, weary, lackadaisical, passive, careless, apathetic, inattentive, indifferent, dull, lethargic, comatose, dilatory, drowsy, idle, indolent, inert, laggard, languid, lifeless
Examples from the Web for lazier
I guess, like this Daily Kos diarist, that our children are 41 percent lazier than they were a decade ago.And Now For Something Completely Different
June 26, 2012
The whole school smiled,207 for there was no lazier boy than this same Riley.The Hoosier School-boy
I don't think I'm lazier than you are, and I know I'm not more afraid of anything.The Master of Warlock
George Cary Eggleston
Some wag once said: "All men are lazy, but some are lazier than others."Analyzing Character
Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
When he heerd tell how 't was, he said he agreed with the Edgewood folks that Jabe was lazier 'n Aaron.Timothy's Quest
Kate Douglas Wiggin
We are too secure; no predatory creature can harm us, and we cultivate the lordlier and lazier vices.A Dream of the North Sea
- 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 lazier
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.