- 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.
- Lazy is defined as feeling like resting instead of working or moving around.
An example of lazy is a cat in the sun.
A lazy cat sleeps in the sun.
- 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 of lazyEarly Modern English probably ; from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch as in Middle Low German lasich, slack, loose ; from Indo-European les-, slack, tired, akin to base an unverified form lēi-: see late
- Not willing to work or be energetic.
- Slow-moving; sluggish: a lazy river.
- Conducive to inactivity or indolence: a lazy summer day.
- Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.
Origin of lazyProbably of Low German origin.
(comparative lazier, superlative laziest)
- Unwilling to do work or make an effort.
- Get out of bed, you lazy lout!
- Requiring little or no effort.
- Relaxed or leisurely.
- I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.
- We strolled along beside a lazy stream.
- (optometry) Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.
- (cattle branding) Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.
- (computing theory) Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.
- a lazy algorithm
- Nouns to which "lazy" is often applied: person, man, woman, bastard, morning, day, time, way.
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.