Definitions for laziness

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  1. indolence, laziness(noun)

    inactivity resulting from a dislike of work

  2. laziness(noun)

    relaxed and easy activity

    "the laziness of the day helped her to relax"

  3. sloth, laziness, acedia(noun)

    apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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  1. laziness(Noun)

    The quality of being lazy

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  1. Laziness(noun)

    the state or quality of being lazy

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  1. Laziness

    Laziness is a disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so. It is often used as a pejorative; related terms for a person seen to be lazy include couch potato, slacker, and bludger. Despite Sigmund Freud's discussion of the pleasure principle, Leonard Carmichael notes that "laziness is not a word that appears in the table of contents of most technical books on psychology... It is a guilty secret of modern psychology that more is understood about the motivation of thirsty rats and hungry pecking pigeons as they press levers or hit targets than is known about the way in which poets make themselves write poems or scientists force themselves into the laboratory when the good golfing days of spring arrive." A 1931 survey found that high school students were more likely to attribute their failing performance to laziness, while teachers ranked "lack of ability" as the major cause, with laziness coming in second.


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