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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

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
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#12212unemployed
#12442wasted
#18270pointless
#26975futile
#27289inert
#29806sluggish
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
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#80300indolent
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#148311purposeless

How to use lazy in a sentence?

  1. Erin Atkinson:

    There was poop inside the elevators, in the carpeted hallways, up on the roof, they're lazy, I guess.

  2. Rose Hayes:

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

  3. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    We reject reductive reasoning and lazy rhetoric that says conflict between the U.S. and China is inevitable even as we've been tough with China where we disagree, this isn't a zero sum game.

  4. Mick Dwyer:

    We actually didn't mean to turn the Mermaid into a secret bar, we were just lazy and didn't publicize it.

  5. Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi:

    To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.


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