adjective, la·zi·er, la·zi·est.
verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.
Origin of lazy
Examples from the Web for laziness
While some may classify that inactivity as laziness or indifference, Brown suggests the contrary.
People tend to condemn the obese because they believe that “fatness” is evidence of laziness and lack of discipline.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next, add the vices of a rentier state: laziness, irresponsibility, a sense of entitlement, and ignorance.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today|Ann Marlowe|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When universities board up their English departments, they surrender to ignorance and laziness.
Indeed, there wasn't a worker in the house that was not disgusted with his laziness.The Tale of Buster Bumblebee|Arthur Scott Bailey
The poverty here indeed is great, but idleness and laziness are far greater.Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther|Martin Luther
Against these attributes their pig-headedness, narrow-mindedness, laziness, and slovenliness had to be admitted.South African Memories|Lady Sarah Wilson
There is evidence of laziness or of lack of invention in the story.
My mother scolded me sometimes for what she called my laziness.Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for laziness
adjective lazier or laziest
Word Origin for lazy
Word Origin and History for laziness (1 of 2)
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.