having or showing an unwillingness to work:Many people start the course with a bang, but trail off after a while because of laziness, insufficient curiosity, or lack of motivation.
the fact or quality of encouraging idleness:We relaxed in the laziness of the warm afternoon, watching as the sun began to set.
the fact or quality of being slow-moving or sluggish:It was only three miles downstream, but the laziness of the river stretched the raft ride to two hours.
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How to use laziness in a sentence
Spice blends have never just been for “lazy” cooks, but a new generation is showing how crucial they are to any kitchen During the home-cooking renaissance of the early aughts, “from scratch” was the bar at which every kitchen endeavor was set.
Instead of criticizing myself for being lazy and giving into my cravings, I was more proactive about fueling throughout the day to keep my blood sugar stable and switched up harder workouts for yoga, swimming, or a rest day during this phase.
We relied on the lazy lighting method—covering charcoal in lighter fluid and lighting it with a match—and threw on some burgers once the charcoal was hot.5 Portable Grills for All Your Outdoor Cooking Needs | Amy Marturana Winderl | September 2, 2020 | Outside Online
Nowadays, social media users can easily spot a brand account that’s lazy with their posts.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today | Izabelle Hundrev | August 28, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
I’m not doing this in the middle of the afternoon because I was too lazy to do it in the morning, but because I am committed to increasing my blood plasma so I can dominate the competition at this year’s Turkey Trot.
While some may classify that inactivity as laziness or indifference, Brown suggests the contrary.
This is the conspiratorial mind using skepticism as a cloak for intellectual laziness.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ease of action need not imply laziness, but simply polite self-possession.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Doubt arises ordinarily from laziness, weakness, indifference, or incapacity.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
They learn the lesson that happy people are the busy people, and they return home cured of their discontent and laziness.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
There is no ground for an explanation of such errors 207 as these except laziness and grossest illiteracy.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
But it would be unjust and inconsiderate to ascribe this want of productivity to the disposition called laziness.