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Synonyms for lazy
ˈleɪ zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. lazy(adj)

    moving slowly and gently

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

    Synonyms:
    jersey, island of Jersey, tee shirt

Wiktionary

  1. lazy(adjective)

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

  2. lazy(adjective)

    Unwilling to do work or make an effort.

    Get out of bed, you lazy lout!

    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.

    I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.

    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.

    a lazy algorithm

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. active

    when your lazy, you're like a couch potato, when you're active, you can be all tired of exercise, work and more!

    she's very active, but her little brother is very lazy.

    Submitted by xnrtd on January 16, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lazy(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lazy(a)

    Synonyms:
    indolent, slothful, sluggard, dronish

    Antonyms:
    diligent, industrious, sedulous, hardworking

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How to use lazy in a sentence?

  1. Zach Galifianakis:

    It’s been a real launching pad for whites, you have'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.' James Corden has' Carpool Karaoke.' What’s next in lazy car-based, non-comedy ?

  2. Judy Tenuta:

    Have you ever dated someone because you were too lazy to commit suicide?

  3. Bob Hope:

    People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

  4. Jesse Watters:

    I've never seen people just like in a lazy river in broad daylight, just turning themselves into a border patrol. That's never happened before. Usually, you see footage of border patrol pulling people out of cacti in the dark of night and coming you know, I feel bad for the people coming across but this is a distraction.

  5. Joshua Grubbs:

    Middle-aged and younger adults have complained about how disrespectful younger generations were, how risque they were, how immoral they were, how lazy they were, or how unwise they were – this is sort of the natural order of things, however, the millennial generation is the first real generation to face that criticism in the digital age, where hot takes and instant opinions are ubiquitous.

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