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 ?
There are plenty of lazy people and plenty of slow-coaches, but a genuine idler is a rarity.
She hates lazy people. Why don't you do something splendid, and make her love you?"
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.
One person said: "Lazy, lazy people who are teaching and showing their children how to disrespect the places they visit."
'We know that young people don't like agriculture but we know that young people are not lazy people, they want to do something.
Carry it to the nearest bin you lazy, lazy people."
Obrempong Sarfo Gyamfi Kyere II described these group of assembly members as lazy people, who only enjoy the title 'Honourable', and do not undertake any developmental projects.
A camera could clock all the registrations of offenders and fine the lazy people.
I'm not calling the disabled but the lazy people of this town who want to live beyond their means.
"And for all those saying it's for lazy people yes it's easier and quicker but I'd rather spend Christmas with my kids rather than 4+ hours in kitchen."
The Namibian Prosecutor General told the prosecutors that their profession is not for the "soft-hearted or lazy people" but for the strong-hearted individuals who are ready to serve citizens.
This kind of thing will help lazy people like my older sister.