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LAZY (lazier, laziest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lazy mean? 

LAZY (adjective)
  The adjective LAZY has 2 senses:

1. moving slowly and gently
2. disinclined to work or exertion

  Familiarity information: LAZY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAZY (adjective)


Sense 1lazy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Moving slowly and gently

Context examples:

up a lazy river / lazy white clouds / at a lazy pace

Similar:

slow (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time)


Sense 2lazy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disinclined to work or exertion

Synonyms:

faineant; indolent; slothful; work-shy; lazy; otiose

Context examples:

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

Similar:

idle (not in action or at work)


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