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.
- la·zi·ly, adverb
- la·zi·ness, noun
- la·zy·ish, adjective
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How to use lazy in a sentence
Then we stigmatize them because it is an easy, lazy way, to feel better about ourselves.
Some of them have really funny and really good personalities, but either they’re shy or they’re awkward or they’re lazy or all the above, and they don’t want to put in that extra effort, that extra time to develop their brand.Hiko, captain of ‘Valorant’ champions 100 Thieves, has some advice for the pros | Mikhail Klimentov | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Signing up for Robinhood can feel like navigating a lazy mobile video game.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich | Jeff | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
Using a scale means you can just dump stuff in a bowl straight from the container, which is great for lazy cooks and reluctant dishwashers like me.The Best Holiday Cookie Recipes, According to Eater Editors | Meghan McCarron | November 30, 2020 | Eater
That was meant to be the world’s weirdest, laziest simulation of an open water swim ever, just the first leg of my fake triathlon.This new workout watch can tell when you switch activities | Rob Verger | November 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
We raced so fast that our rifles dropped out of our shoulders and lazily down to our sides.
So often, cussing as an insult is employed lazily in scripts.
Onstage, a trio of dancers in elaborate underwear sway lazily to generic synth beats.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars | Scott Bixby | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bored, in fact, as if waiting for Bailey to take the photo, head propped up lazily on his hand.David Bailey’s ‘Stardust’ Shows a Keen Eye for Fine Faces | Chloë Ashby | February 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An occasional tour bus or motorbike roars through, and, at dusk, hot air balloons drift lazily overhead.
As they entered, a liver-coloured hound that lay stretched before the fire growled lazily, and showed the whites of his eyes.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
"I hope it doesn't rain the way it did the other day," said Mollie, as she lazily surveyed a cloudless sky.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Besides the cowboys there were several Indians leaning against the counters or sitting lazily on boxes and barrels.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
After lunch the girls strolled around a bit, leaving their mounts to graze lazily.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
He strolled lazily over to the fireplace, took a cigarette-case from his pocket, a cigarette from it, and struck a light.A Butterfly on the Wheel | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for lazy
not inclined to work or exertion
conducive to or causing indolence
moving in a languid or sluggish manner: a lazy river
(of a brand letter or mark on livestock) shown as lying on its side
- lazily, adverb
- laziness, noun
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