lazy

[ 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.
slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy stream.
(of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.

verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.

to laze.

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Origin of lazy

First recorded in 1540–50; compare Low German lasich “languid, idle”

synonym study for lazy

1. See idle.

OTHER WORDS FROM lazy

la·zi·ly, adverbla·zi·ness, nounla·zy·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lazy

lazy
/ (ˈleɪzɪ) /

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 lazy

lazily, adverblaziness, noun

Word Origin for lazy

C16: origin uncertain
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