moving slowly and gently
"up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"
faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)
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"
lazy(adjective)Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
lazy(adjective)Requiring little or no effort.
lazy(adjective)Relaxed or leisurely.
lazy(adjective)Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
lazy(adjective)Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.
lazy(adjective)Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Idle in all uses rests upon its root meaning, as derived from the Anglo-Saxon idel, which signifies vain, empty, useless. Idle thus denotes not primarily the absence of action, but vain action — the absence of useful, effective action; the idle schoolboy may be very actively whittling his desk or tormenting his neighbors. Doing nothing whatever is the secondary meaning of idle. One may be temporarily idle of necessity; if he is habitually idle, it is his own fault. Lazy signifies indisposed to exertion, averse to labor; idleness is in fact; laziness is in disposition or inclination. A lazy person may chance to be employed in useful work, but he acts without energy or impetus. We speak figuratively of a lazy stream. The inert person seems like dead matter (characterized by inertia), powerless to move; the sluggish moves heavily and toilsomely; the most active person may sometimes find the bodily or mental powers sluggish. Slothful belongs in the moral realm, denoting a self-indulgent aversion to exertion. "The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth," Prov. xxvi, 15. Indolent is a milder term for the same quality; the slothful man hates action; the indolent man loves inaction. Compare VAIN.
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- mandrós, peresósCatalan, Valencian
- pigra, mallaboremaEsperanto
- locho, perezoso, haragán, vago, flojoSpanish
- logardlik, laiskEstonian
- لس, تَنبَل, تنبلPersian
- helppo, rauhallinen, makaava, laiska, unelias, karsastavaFinnish
- latur, dovinFaroese
- leisgScottish Gaelic
- 怠惰, ぐうたら, ナマケモノJapanese
- ignavus, piger, segnisLatin
- puturos, indolent, leneșRomanian
- затуманенное зрение, амблиопи, лени́выйRussian
- len, лен, лијен, lijen, лењ, lenjSerbo-Croatian
- përtac, dembelAlbanian
- slapp, sömnig, slö, latSwedish
- mlegevu, legevuSwahili
- బద్ధకం, సోమరిTelugu
- ліни́вий, леда́чийUkrainian
- آلسی, سستUrdu
- lười, lười biếngVietnamese
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