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 ?
The pale faces make themselves dogs to their women," muttered the Indian, in his native language, "and when they want to eat, their warriors must lay aside the tomahawk to feed their laziness.
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.
He stormed and swore at this girl, and said she had made annoyance enough with her laziness, and as this was the last chance he should have, he would settle the account now.
And now that she is vanished to her rest, and I have meditated for another hour or two, I shall summon courage to go also, in spite of aching laziness of head and limbs.
These men were Saxons, and not free by any means from the national love of ease and good living which the Normans stigmatized as laziness and gluttony.
Not to deceive you, I am that given to lying, and laziness, and self-indulgence of all sorts, that the only excuse I can find for myself is that it is the nature of the race so to be; for most men is just as bad as me, and some of 'em worsen I do not speak pers'nal to you, governor, nor to the honorable gentlemen here assembled.
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 has been objected that upon the abolition of private property all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.
I cursed the laziness of the servants that they should lie abed at such an hour, for it was now ten o'clock, and so rang and knocked again, but more impatiently, but still without response.
It was for this venomous performance rather than for his lies, impudence, and laziness that his uncle used to knock him down.
That fat blind man had given himself up to a very lust of laziness.