[ ley-zee ]
/ ˈleɪ zi /
adjective, la·zi·er, la·zi·est.
averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
causing idleness or indolence: a hot, lazy afternoon.
(of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.
verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.
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Origin of lazy
First recorded in 1540–50; compare Low German lasich “languid, idle”
OTHER WORDS FROM lazyla·zi·ly, adverbla·zi·ness, nounla·zy·ish, adjective
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How to use lazy in a sentence
I made little progress that day, the weather proving hot, and my horse lazier than ever.
For there never was a lazier or worse servant than I am, or one that grumbles more at doing a day's work for his master.
British Dictionary definitions for lazy
adjective lazier or laziest
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
Derived forms of lazylazily, adverblaziness, noun
Word Origin for lazy
C16: origin uncertain
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