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lack·a·dai·si·cal

 (lăk′ə-dā′zĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Characterized by a lack of effort, care, or involvement: "There'll be no time to correct lackadaisical driving techniques after trouble develops" (William J. Hampton).
2. Lacking enthusiasm or interest; listless; casually lazy: If you weren't so lackadaisical in your studies, you wouldn't be so far behind in class.

[From lackadaisy, alteration of lackaday.]

lack′a·dai′si·cal·ly adv.
Usage Note: The first two syllables of lackadaisical are pronounced (lăk′ə). Some people use the pronunciation (lăk′sə), as though the word were spelled lacksadaisical or laxadaisical. The confusion is probably semantic—someone who is lackadaisical could be said to have a lax attitude. In our 2014 survey, the Usage Panel overwhelmingly preferred the traditional pronunciation. Only 12 percent of the Panel found the lax pronunciation to be acceptable, and only 6.5 percent reported that they use it as their own preferred pronunciation.

lackadaisical

(ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl)
adj
1. lacking vitality and purpose
2. lazy or idle, esp in a dreamy way
[C18: from earlier lackadaisy, extended form of lackaday]
ˌlackaˈdaisically adv
ˌlackaˈdaisicalness n

lack•a•dai•si•cal

(ˌlæk əˈdeɪ zɪ kəl)

adj.
1. being without vigor or spirit; listless.
2. lazy; indolent.
[1760–70; lackadais(y), variant of lackaday + -ical]
lack`a•dai′si•cal•ly, adv.
lack`a•dai′si•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lackadaisical - lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon"
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"
2.lackadaisical - idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way; "she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"; "a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

lackadaisical

adjective lazy, lethargic, indifferent, idle, abstracted, limp, dreamy, inert, languid, apathetic, listless, indolent, languorous, enervated, spiritless, half-arsed (Brit. slang), half-assed (U.S. & Canad. slang), half-hearted Dr. Jonsen seemed a little lackadaisical at times.
spirited, excited, inspired, ambitious, diligent

lackadaisical

adjective
Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
Translations
raukeatylsämielinenvälinpitämätön

lackadaisical

[ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl] ADJ (= careless) → descuidado, informal; (= lazy) → perezoso, flojo (LAm); (= dreamy) → distraído

lackadaisical

[ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkəl] adjnonchalant(e), indolent(e)

lackadaisical

adj (= lacking energy)lustlos, desinteressiert; (= careless)nachlässig, lasch

lackadaisical

[ˌlækəˈdeɪzɪkl] adj (careless) → noncurante; (lacking enthusiasm) → svogliato/a
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