laziness


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la·zy

 (lā′zē)
adj. la·zi·er, la·zi·est
1. Not willing to work or be energetic.
2. Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river.
3. Conducive to inactivity or indolence: a lazy summer day.
4. Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.

[Probably of Low German origin.]

la′zi·ly adv.
la′zi·ness n.
Synonyms: lazy, indolent, slothful
These adjectives mean not disposed to exertion, work, or activity: too lazy to wash the dishes; an indolent hanger-on; slothful employees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laziness - inactivity resulting from a dislike of worklaziness - inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"
faineance, idleness - the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
shiftlessness - a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition
2.laziness - relaxed and easy activity; "the laziness of the day helped her to relax"
repose, rest, ease, relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
3.laziness - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)laziness - apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
deadly sin, mortal sin - an unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace; "theologians list seven mortal sins"

laziness

noun idleness, negligence, inactivity, slowness, sloth, sluggishness, slackness, indolence, tardiness, dilatoriness, slothfulness, do-nothingness, faineance Current employment laws will be changed to reward effort and punish laziness.

laziness

noun
The quality or state of being lazy:
Informal: do-nothingism.
Translations
كَسَل
lenost
dovenskab
laiskuus
lustaság
leti
lenoba
lättja
tembellik

laziness

[ˈleɪzɪnɪs] Npereza f, flojera f (esp LAm)

laziness

[ˈleɪzinɪs] nparesse f

laziness

nFaulheit f; (= languor)Trägheit f

laziness

[ˈleɪzɪnɪs] npigrizia

lazy

(ˈleizi) adjective
too inclined to avoid hard work, exercise etc. I take the bus to work as I'm too lazy to walk; Lazy people tend to become fat.
ˈlazily adverb
ˈlaziness noun
ˈlazy-bones noun
a name for a lazy person.

laziness

n. pereza, holgazanería, haraganería.
References in classic literature ?
Laziness is a serious illness and one must cure it immediately; yes, even from early childhood.
You wouldn't believe," he would say to his brother, "what a pleasure this rural laziness is to me.
You see, cousin," said he, as he stretched himself at full length on a lounge opposite to Marie, "it's wholly inexcusable in them, in the light of the example that Marie and I set them,--this laziness.
Aethiopia produces very near the same kinds of provisions as Portugal; though, by the extreme laziness of the inhabitants, in a much less quantity: however, there are some roots, herbs, and fruits which grow there much better than in other places.
That night the housekeeper burned to ashes all the books that were in the yard and in the whole house; and some must have been consumed that deserved preservation in everlasting archives, but their fate and the laziness of the examiner did not permit it, and so in them was verified the proverb that the innocent suffer for the guilty.
It was for this venomous performance rather than for his lies, impudence, and laziness that his uncle used to knock him down.
And of his fatness it would seem had been begotten his good nature with its allied laziness.
Bestir thyself therefore on this occasion; for, though we will always lend thee proper assistance in difficult places, as we do not, like some others, expect thee to use the arts of divination to discover our meaning, yet we shall not indulge thy laziness where nothing but thy own attention is required; for thou art highly mistaken if thou dost imagine that we intended, when we began this great work, to leave thy sagacity nothing to do; or that, without sometimes exercising this talent, thou wilt be able to travel through our pages with any pleasure or profit to thyself.
He had left the army and had made himself so obnoxious to his family by his laziness and impudence, that an exasperated brother-in-law had made superhuman efforts to procure him an appoint- ment in the Company as a second-class agent.
I have done a good many things that I ought not to have done, in spite of my laziness.
But the little brother, like those young trees which deceive the gardener's hopes and turn obstinately to the quarter whence they receive sun and air, the little brother did not grow and did not multiply, but only put forth fine bushy and luxuriant branches on the side of laziness, ignorance, and debauchery.
His friends had been urging him to do this for years, but his laziness made it impossible for him to take the necessary steps.