from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
- adj. Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river.
- adj. Conducive to idleness or indolence: a lazy summer day.
- adj. Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
- adj. Requiring little or no effort.
- adj. Relaxed or leisurely.
- adj. Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
- adj. Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.
- adj. Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.
- adj. wicked; vicious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.
- adj. Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish.
- adj. Wicked; vicious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disinclined to action or exertion; naturally or habitually slothful; sluggish; indolent; averse to labor.
- Characterized by or characteristic of idleness or sluggishness; languid; tardy; slow: as, a lazy yawn; lazy movements; a lazy stream.
- Synonyms Indolent, Inert, etc. (see idle); dilatory, slack.
- To act lazily; laze; move idly, listlessly, or reluctantly.
- To waste or spend idly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. moving slowly and gently
- adj. disinclined to work or exertion
Probably of Low German origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1540, origin uncertain, but probably from Middle Low German lasich ("slack, feeble, lazy"), from las, from Proto-Germanic *lasiwaz, *laskaz (“feeble, weak”), from Proto-Indo-European *las- (“weak”). Akin to Dutch leuzig "lazy", Old Norse lasinn "limpy, tired, weak", Old English lesu, lysu "false, evil, base". More at lush. (Wiktionary)