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Synonyms for lazy
ˈleɪ 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.

    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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use lazy in a sentence?

  1. Wendy Anderson:

    I feel her presence out there, shes as competitive as I am and supported what we did and all those kids. Thats the kind of legacy that keeps you going. I dont want to let her down, either, and her legacy. Ive never seen anybody fight as hard as she fought the last two years. If Im feeling sorry for myself or being lazy, Ive got to live up to her legacy.

  2. Rose Hayes:

    XML is the lazy refuge of cowards who fear writing parsers.

  3. Malusi Gigaba:

    The drop happened at a time when there was an Ebola outbreak on the African continent. To blame the drop in tourism numbers on visa requirements is lazy.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A lazy person can only and easily become a boss in an organization,but never a leader in a crazy world full of sycophant people.

  5. Greg Schmidt:

    My dad invited Rudy Kalman to give a lecture at Ames, and when he did, Dad had an epiphany, rudy Kalman had written a paper about a theoretical' linear' solution to estimating a vehicle's location and speed. The problem was that this was a fundamentally' nonlinear' problem ; that's like the difference in complexity between floating down a lazy river and going over a waterfall, where your motion becomes chaotic and unpredictable. My dad then developed the equations for how to solve this nonlinear problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

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