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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 ?
The mother, however, loved the ugly and lazy one best, because she was her own daughter, and so the other, who was only her stepdaughter, was made to do all the work of the house, and was quite the Cinderella of the family.
But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.
Even the lazy gentleman with his hat on one side and his hands in his pockets, who has dispensed so much consolation by inquiring with a yawn of another gentleman whether he is 'going across' - as if it were a ferry - even he condescends to look that way, and nod his head, as who should say, 'No mistake about THAT:' and not even the sage Lord Burleigh in his nod, included half so much as this lazy gentleman of might who has made the passage (as everybody on board has found out already; it's impossible to say how) thirteen times without a single accident
These, then, and such-like things ought to be the first object of our attention: the next age to this continues till the child is five years old; during which time it is best to teach him nothing at all, not even necessary labour, lest it should hinder his growth; but he should be accustomed to use so much motion as not to acquire a lazy habit of body; which he will get by various means and by play also: his play also ought to be neither illiberal nor too laborious nor lazy.
exclaimed the Quadling, much interested; "then those tablets would be fine for a lazy man.
Amy was too well-bred, and just now Laurie was too lazy, so in a minute he peeped under her hatbrim with an inquiring air.
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.
It is a shameful and unblessed thing, to take the scum of people, and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country, to the discredit of the plantation.
Barry says he aint lazy exactly only he thinks it easier to pray for things than to work for them.
Why, he said, we think that you are lazy, and mean to cheat us out of a whole chapter which is a very important part of the story; and you fancy that we shall not notice your airy way of proceeding; as if it were self-evident to everybody, that in the matter of women and children `friends have all things in common.
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.
He's a lazy sort of chap, hates work, and I guess he only got the job because his uncle had got a lot of shares in the business.