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Synonyms for lazyˈleɪ zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lazy(adj)

    moving slowly and gently

    "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"

    Synonyms:
    slothful, otiose, work-shy, indolent, faineant

    Antonyms:
    busy, fast

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    indolent, otiose, superfluous, faineant, work-shy, wasted, purposeless, pointless, senseless, futile, unavailing, ineffectual, slothful

    Antonyms:
    busy, fast

Wiktionary

  1. lazy(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    indolent, idle, work-shy, slothful, bone-idle

  2. lazy(adjective)

    Unwilling to do work or make an effort.

    Synonyms:
    indolent, work-shy, bone-idle, slothful, idle

  3. lazy(adjective)

    Requiring little or no effort.

    Synonyms:
    indolent, bone-idle, idle, work-shy, slothful

  4. lazy(adjective)

    Relaxed or leisurely.

    Synonyms:
    slothful, work-shy, bone-idle, idle, indolent

  5. lazy(adjective)

    Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.

    Synonyms:
    work-shy, indolent, slothful, idle, bone-idle

  6. lazy(adjective)

    Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.

    Synonyms:
    indolent, work-shy, bone-idle, slothful, idle

  7. lazy(adjective)

    Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.

    Synonyms:
    idle, indolent, slothful, bone-idle, work-shy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lazy

    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.

    Synonyms:
    idle, inactive, indolent, inert, slothful, sluggish, trifling, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

    Antonyms:
    active, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, working

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lazy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slothful, sluggish, indolent, idle, inert, inactive, supine, torpid, slack, dronish, lumpish

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9013idle
#9125lazy
#10506inactive
#10675vacant
#12212unemployed
#12442wasted
#18270pointless
#26975futile
#27289inert
#29806sluggish
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#43939unoccupied
#61666ineffectual
#69037trifling
#80300indolent
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#148311purposeless

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