[ ley-zee ]
/ ˈleɪ zi /
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adjective, la·zi·er, la·zi·est.
verb (used without object), la·zied, la·zy·ing.
OTHER WORDS FOR lazy
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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 lazyla·zi·ly, adverbla·zi·ness, nounla·zy·ish, adjective
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How to use lazy in a sentence
Oddly, there was always some aircraft lazying about overhead by the time they were out of the gate.The Invaders|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
And see what I've made thee while thou'st been lazying in bed—a real English ship of war.Harding's luck|E. [Edith] Nesbit
And lazying thus in the sunshine, I cast my mind over many things, but particularly I thought of Hugh.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
So we would put in the day, lazying around, listening to the stillness.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Therefore there is plenty of room for reposeful lazying and lounging, and for exercise too, for such as like that kind of work.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for 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 lazylazily, adverblaziness, noun
Word Origin for lazy
C16: origin uncertain
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