2. [syn: faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lazy \La"zy\, a. [Compar. Lazier; superl. Laziest.] [OE.
lasie, laesic, of uncertain origin; cf. F. las tired, L.
lassus, akin to E. late; or cf. LG. losig, lesig.]
1. Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle;
shirking work. --Bacon.
2. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.
"The night owl's lazy flight." --Shak.
3. Wicked; vicious. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --B. Jonson.
Lazy tongs, a system of jointed bars capable of great
extension, originally made for picking up something at a
distance, now variously applied in machinery.
Syn: Idle; indolent; sluggish; slothful. See Idle.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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, lazy, otiose, slothful,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
159 Moby Thesaurus words for "lazy":
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