- Lazy is defined as feeling like resting instead of working or moving around.
An example of lazy is a cat in the sun.
- The definition of lazy is slow or sluggish behavior.
- An example of lazy is an athlete who is not training well.
- An example of lazy is an afternoon where there is not much action going on.
A lazy cat sleeps in the sun.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- not eager or willing to work or exert oneself; indolent; slothful
- slow and heavy; sluggish: a lazy river
- tending to cause laziness: a lazy day
- ☆ designating or of a letter or figure placed on its side in a livestock brand
Origin: Early ModE, probably from Middle Low German or MDu, as inch(es) Middle Low German lasich, slack, loose from Indo-European les-, slack, tired, akin to base an unverified form lēi-: see late
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adjective la·zi·er, la·zi·est
- Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
- Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river.
- Conducive to idleness or indolence: a lazy summer day.
- Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.
Origin: Probably of Low German origin.
- laˈzi·ly adverb
- laˈzi·ness noun