AskDefine | Define lazy

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lazy adj
1 moving slowly and gently; "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"
2 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" [syn: faineant, indolent, otiose, slothful, work-shy] [also: laziest, lazier]

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Origin uncertain; compare Low German lässig (‘lazy’).




  1. Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
    Get out of bed, you lazy Zlatan!
  2. optometry: Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
  3. (cattle brands) turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.



unwilling to work
eye: squinting because of weak muscles

Extensive Definition

Lazy can refer to:
lazy in Czech: Lazy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Micawberish, airy, ambling, backward, bone-lazy, bum, bum around, cadging, careless, casual, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, comatose, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, cursory, dallying, degage, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, dillydallying, disregardant, disregardful, do nothing, do-nothing, doless, dronish, drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, faltering, flagging, flippant, foot-dragging, forgetful, free and easy, gentle, goldbrick, good-for-nothing, goof off, gradual, halting, hang around, heedless, hobbled, hobbling, idle, inactive, inconsiderate, indifferent, indolent, inert, insouciant, lackadaisical, laggard, lagging, languid, languorous, lax, laze, leisurely, lethargic, lie around, limping, lingering, listless, loaf, loiter, loiter about, loitering, loll, loll around, lollop around, lounge, lounge around, lumbering, moderate, mooch around, moon, moon around, neglectful, negligent, nonaggressive, oblivious, offhand, otiose, parasitic, passive, perfunctory, poking, poky, procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, reckless, regardless, relaxed, reluctant, remiss, respectless, sauntering, scrounging, shiftless, shuffling, sit around, slack, slothful, slouch, slouch around, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, sponging, staggering, stand around, strolling, supine, tactless, tentative, thoughtless, toddling, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering, trifling, trudging, turtlelike, undiplomatic, unenterprising, unheedful, unheeding, unhurried, unmindful, unprepared, unready, unsolicitous, untactful, unthinking, waddling, work-shy
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