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Synonyms for lazy
ˈleɪ zilazy

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. lazyadjective

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

  2. lazyadjective

    Unwilling to do work or make an effort.

    Get out of bed, you lazy lout!

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

  3. lazyadjective

    Requiring little or no effort.

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

  4. lazyadjective

    Relaxed or leisurely.

    I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.

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

  5. lazyadjective

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

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

  6. lazyadjective

    Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.

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

  7. lazyadjective

    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 Antonyms3.3 / 3 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. lazyadjective

    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-shyadjective

    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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. lazyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. lazyadjective

    Synonyms:
    indolent, slothful, sluggard, dronish

    Antonyms:
    diligent, industrious, sedulous, hardworking

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#9125lazy
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#12442wasted
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#29806sluggish
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
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#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#148311purposeless

How to use lazy in a sentence?

  1. Robert Graham:

    Posture is very important, both to health and to workplace performance, sitting up tall gives you a sense of accomplishment, while slouching and slumping make you feel tired and lazy.

  2. Rose Hayes:

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

  3. Marco Rubio:

    It’s not because people are lazy, I am not accusing anyone of being lazy. It’s because people are logical.

  4. Maria Francisca Isolina Castillo:

    Back in the day we ate meat from wild animals -- deer, paca, peccary -- animals from nature and not injected with anything, now almost everything you eat has been injected. That is why everyone is so lazy today!

  5. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    This topic is very uncomfortable for people. They do n’t understand it, and so they took the lazy way out, the lazy way out is saying, ‘ Put them in the women’s category. ’.


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