Word family noun laziness adjective lazy adverb lazily
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlazyla‧zy /ˈleɪzi/ ●●● S3 adjective (comparative lazier, superlative laziest) 1 LAZYnot liking work and physical activity, or not making any effort to do anything the laziest boy in the class He felt too lazy to get out of bed.2 RESTa lazy period of time is spent doing nothing except relaxing OPP busy We spent lazy days relaxing on the beach.lazily adverblaziness noun [uncountable]THESAURUSlazy not liking work or physical activity, or not making any effort to do anythinga lazy studentYou make your own breakfast! Don't be so lazy!idle lazy and not doing enough work. Idle sounds rather formal and is becoming old-fashioned. In everyday English, people usually use lazyThe beggars were too idle to look for work.Her son was bone idle (=extremely lazy).indolent formal lazy and living a comfortable lifeHe spent an indolent first year at Oxford.the indolent son of a wealthy landownershiftless lazy and having no ambition to succeed or do anything useful with your lifeher shiftless husbandwork-shy British English lazy and trying to avoid any workHe was work-shy, and no one could remember when he’d last held a job.slothful formal lazy and not liking physical activityHer advice to slothful Americans is: ‘Get out there and walk!’
Examples from the Corpus
lazyMarian didn't do well at school. She was intelligent, but very lazy.We spent a lazy afternoon at the beach.a lazy afternoonThe lazy days of summer are finally here.a lazy riverGet up, you lazy thing! It's nearly lunchtime.He's too lazy to cook himself dinner.
Origin lazy (1500-1600) Perhaps from Middle Low German lasich weak