from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest; languid: "There'll be no time to correct lackadaisical driving techniques after trouble develops” ( William J. Hampton).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing no interest or enthusiasm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental; dreamy.
- adj. Lacking spirit or liveliness; lethargic; listless; languid.
- adj. Indolent; lazy; idle, especially in a dreamy manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sentimentally woebegone; languid; listless; affected. See extract under lackthought.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking spirit or liveliness
- adj. idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
Critics ravaged him for what they called his lackadaisical approach to such party-building activities as filling precinct committee openings, mounting a technology-driven Election Day get-out-the-vote operation and absentee ballot and voter registration initiatives.
Brian Campbell probably developed a few bad habits during what he described as a lackadaisical week of practice.
He noted that due to what he termed the lackadaisical attitude of the Minister toward the suggestion of the council, the private aircraft industry has moved to establish its own search and rescue unit.
"I think we came in lackadaisical in the first half," Kansas
Mr Kirkhope added: The security in the European Parliament has long been well-known as lackadaisical, but this is really ceasing to be a joke.
At the same time, the necessary publicity of the new rules has been lackadaisical, which is typical of Indonesia ....
Carragher later complained that the defending had been "lackadaisical", but claimed "we have kissed and made up in the dressing room".
Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administration's response to the spill has been "lackadaisical" and that Obama was "naive" to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort.
In recent days, a host of voices (Republican and Democratic alike) began speaking out more forcefully with concern that the administration had taken a seemingly "lackadaisical" approach towards containing and cleaning up the Gulf spill.
Within a year they were out because of their "lackadaisical" attitude.