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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.

lazy

(ˈleɪzɪ)
adj, lazier or laziest
1. not inclined to work or exertion
2. conducive to or causing indolence
3. moving in a languid or sluggish manner: a lazy river.
4. (of a brand letter or mark on livestock) shown as lying on its side
[C16: origin uncertain]
ˈlazily adv
ˈlaziness n

la•zy

(ˈleɪ zi)

adj. -zi•er, -zi•est, adj.
1. averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent.
2. causing idleness or indolence: a hot, lazy afternoon.
3. slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy stream.
4. (of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.
v.i.
5. to laze.
[1540–50; akin to Low German lasich languid, idle]
la′zi•ly, adv.
la′zi•ness, n.
la′zy•ish, adj.
syn: See idle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lazy - moving slowly and gently; "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"
slow - not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
2.lazy - disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"

lazy

adjective
2. lethargic, languorous, slow-moving, languid, sleepy, sluggish, drowsy, somnolent, torpid We would have a lazy lunch and then lie on the beach in the sun.
lethargic quick

lazy

adjective
Resistant to exertion and activity:
Informal: do-nothing.
Idiom: bone lazy.
Translations
كسلانكَسْلانكَسُولٌ
líný
doven
pigra
تنبل
laiska
lijen
lusta
latur
ナマケモノ怠惰な
게으른
ignavus
tingumas
laisksslinks
len
lat
ขี้เกียจ
lười biếng

lazy

[ˈleɪzɪ] (lazier (compar) (laziest (superl))) ADJ
1. (= idle) → perezoso, vago
to feel lazytener pereza, tener flojera (esp LAm)
to have a lazy eye (Med) → tener un ojo vago
2. (pej) (= unconsidered) [assumption] → poco meditado
it's another example of lazy thinkinges otro ejemplo de pensar sin cuestionar las cosas
3. (= relaxed) [smile, gesture] → perezoso; [meal, day] → relajado; [holiday] → descansado
we spent a lazy Sunday on the riverpasamos un domingo de lo más relajado en el río
4. (liter) [river] → lento

lazy

[ˈleɪzi] adj
[person] → paresseux/euse
to be too lazy to do sth → être trop paresseux pour faire qch
I was too lazy to learn how to read music → J'étais trop paresseux pour apprendre le solfège.
a lazy smile → un sourire désinvolte
to have a lazy lunch → prendre tout son temps pour déjeuner

lazy

adj (+er)
(= not inclined to work)faul; to be lazy about doing somethingzu faul sein, etw zu tun; lazy about writingschreibfaul; I’m feeling lazy todayich habe heute einfach keine Lust(, etw zu tun); he’s getting lazy in his old age (hum)er wird auf seine alten Tage faul
(= slow-moving)langsam, träge; (= lacking activity)träge; (= relaxed) lunch, dinner, eveninggemütlich; smileträge; his lazy drawlseine träge, schleppende Sprache; lazy little streamsträge fließende kleine Bäche pl; the long, lazy days of summerdie langen, trägen Sommertage; we had a lazy holiday (esp Brit) or vacation (US) → wir haben im Urlaub nur gefaulenzt; I enjoy a lazy day at homeich mache mir gerne einen faulen or gemütlichen Tag zu Hause
(pej: = sloppy) work, writing, style, attitudeschluderig (inf)

lazy

:
lazybones
n sing (inf)Faulpelz m, → Faultier nt
lazy eye
n (Med) zeitweilig schielendes Auge, das weniger belastet wird und daher in der Sehkraft nachlässt, → Amblyopia ex anopsia f (spec)
lazy Susan
ndrehbare Tischmenage

lazy

[ˈleɪzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → pigro/a

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.

lazy

كَسُولٌ líný doven faul οκνηρός perezoso laiska paresseux lijen pigro 怠惰な 게으른 lui doven leniwy preguiçoso ленивый lat ขี้เกียจ tembel lười biếng 懒惰的

lazy

a. perezoso-a, flojo-a, holgazán, holgazana, haragán, haragana.
References in classic literature ?
asked Meg, surprised to see, by her hood and cloak, that lazy Amy had been out so early.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
Half the time now I am awfully lazy, and lie down ever so much.
I've bin kalklatin'," said Dick Mattingly, leaning on his long- handled shovel with lazy gravity, "that when I go to Rome this winter, I'll get one o' them marble sharps to chisel me a statoo o' some kind to set up on the spot where we made our big strike.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
Meanwhile, upon questioning him in his broken fashion, Queequeg gave me to understand that, in his land, owing to the absence of settees and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.
Besides, a slovenly way of driving gets a horse into bad and often lazy habits, and when he changes hands he has to be whipped out of them with more or less pain and trouble.
I started to talking lazy and com- fortable, as if I was just talking to pass the time; and the oldest man in the world couldn't have taken the bearings of my starting place and guessed where I was going to fetch up:
then I and every other soldier on the whole place are up and out in a minute, except uncle Thomas, who is most unaccountably lazy, I don't know why, but I have talked to him about it, and I reckon it will be better, now.
Nearly everybody was abroad, chatting, singing, romping, or massed in lazy comfortable attitudes in the doorways.
It was kind of lazy and jolly, laying off comfortable all day, smoking and fishing, and no books nor study.
Tom was stretched at his lazy ease on a sofa when Chambers brought the petition.