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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 ?
There are plenty of lazy people and plenty of slow-coaches, but a genuine idler is a rarity.
The distance was little more than six miles, but the road was strange, and I had to keep stopping to inquire my way; hallooing to carters and clodhoppers, and frequently invading the cottages, for there were few abroad that winter's morning; sometimes knocking up the lazy people from their beds, for where so little work was to be done, perhaps so little food and fire to be had, they cared not to curtail their slumbers.
I have told them that only the lazy people choose to live in the streets because they do not want to sweat,' Karimi said.
Another resident, Sean O'Sullivan, said: "Household items like TVs furniture, carpets, things that used to last for years, are now replaced much sooner, and it only takes a few lazy people, who don't plan their day sufficiently to get to the appropriate council tips to spoil it for the rest of us.
At one point there was a whole team of excellent rubbish collectors and the area was kept tidy despite the lazy people who throw rubbish on the ground.
MICHAELA WAIN Age: 33 Business Owner, Construction "I have no patience for people who say stupid stuff, and I can't cope with lazy people.
Sam Witts You do not mention the increase in rubbish being discarded by lazy people.
Rude, disrespectful, lazy people WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE RIGHT NOW?
I'm fed up of people having a go at smokers when most of the time, it's lazy people who won't walk to the rubbish bins and use them Wendy Holmes HOW can they ban e-cigarettes?
We have a stigma for being lazy people who only play in their rooms and just sloppy all around.
They can stop the 'death culture' created by lazy people.