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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.
There is never an excuse to blight our county borough with litter - this case highlights how lazy people can be, where they simply think they can toss their waste in to a neighbour's garden for someone else to deal with.
Lazy people can cut 80% of their workload by focusing on the useful bits.
Clare Costigan McCoy "Most of it is because the council charge too much to have large and heavy things removed, the rest of is it is due to lazy people just dumping things anywhere.
Do not employ lazy people or drunkards for security work because they will not be sincere.
They choose not to, which has nothing to do with the speed of the traffic, they are mostly just lazy people who could not care less.
Talking about the outsourcing of the authority's Benefit Advice service to save PS200,000, he said: "Welfare rights last year in Denbighshire brought in over PS11 million in increased benefits, which includes Tax Credits, a benefit for working families, this is not about giving money to lazy people.
Lots of lazy people are claiming benefits and cheating the system and this guy who put his life at risk is told to pay it back
The NHS should be spending money on things that matter, not on fat, lazy people, who 'People need to take responsibility for themselves, not rely on an easy fix,' everyone crows.
These "are small issues that can be resolved as they appear,'' she said, adding, "It might result in certain tensions for the lazy people who do not want to make progress.
Margaret McEllenborough added: "It's not the outlets to blame, it's the lazy people who buy the food who can't be bothered to dispose of their wrappings responsibly.