WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
la•zy /ˈleɪzi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -zi•er, -zi•est. 
  1. unwilling to work or perform effort, activity, or exertion; indolent:too lazy to get up in the morning.
  2. causing or encouraging idleness:a lazy afternoon.
  3. slow-moving;
    sluggish:a lazy stream.
la•zi•ly /ˈleɪzəli/USA pronunciation  adv. 
la•zi•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
la•zy  (lāzē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -zi•er, -zi•est, v.,  -zied, -zy•ing. 
adj. 
  1. averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion;
    indolent.
  2. causing idleness or indolence:a hot, lazy afternoon.
  3. slow-moving;
    sluggish:a lazy stream.
  4. (of a livestock brand) placed on its side instead of upright.

v.i. 
  1. to laze.
lazi•ly, adv. 
lazi•ness, n. 
lazy•ish, adj. 
  • compare Low German lasich languid, idle 1540–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged slothful. See  idle. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged inert, inactive, torpid.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged industrious.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged quick.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

lazy /ˈleɪzɪ/ adj (lazier, laziest)
  1. not inclined to work or exertion
  2. conducive to or causing indolence
  3. moving in a languid or sluggish manner: a lazy river
Etymology: 16th Century: origin uncertain

ˈlazily adv ˈlaziness n



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