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Definitions for lackadaisical
ˌlæk əˈdeɪ zɪ kəllack·adaisi·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dreamy, lackadaisical, languid, languorousadjective

    lacking spirit or liveliness

    "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon"

  2. lackadaisicaladjective

    idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way

    "she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical"; "a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse


  1. lackadaisicaladjective

    Lacking spirit or liveliness; lethargic; listless; languid.

  2. lackadaisicaladjective

    Indolent; lazy; idle, especially in a dreamy manner.


  1. lackadaisicaladjective

    Showing no interest or enthusiasm.

  2. Etymology: From the archaic interjection lackaday, lackadaisy.


  1. lackadaisical

    Lackadaisical refers to the characteristic of showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm; it's a state of being indifferent, lazy, or lethargic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lackadaisicaladjective

    affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental

  2. Etymology: [From Lackadaisy, interj.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lackadaisical

    lak-a-dā′zi-kal, adj. affectedly pensive, sentimental.—interj. Lack′adaisy=Lack-a-day. [Alack-a-day. See Alack.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackadaisical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackadaisical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lackadaisical in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    The disturbingly techno-illiterate and cyber-hygienically lackadaisical and shockingly arrogant responses by the National Association of Secretaries of States when we at ICIT repeatedly showed them what their vulnerabilities were and exactly how elections could be compromised is a betrayal of trust to offer safe and legitimate elections. The technical vulnerabilities littering our election systems is only part of the problem.

  2. Doug Larson:

    If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

  3. Bruce Klingner:

    Japan relied on a strategy of quickly identifying clusters of new cases and then imposing containment measures to prevent a larger outbreak, with relatively low numbers of COVID cases in Japan, there has been less international focus on the governments response than on South Koreas energetic testing program. While Seouls actions have been described as the gold standard for the world, Japan adopted a less energetic, critics would assert lackadaisical, testing, and closure strategy.

  4. Kenosha Police Lt. Joseph Nosalik:

    I did not get the feeling that this was a lackadaisical officer sitting in my office thinking that this was no big deal, to him it was a very big deal.

  5. James Scott:

    Few critical infrastructures need to expedite their cyber resiliency as desperately as the health sector, who repeatedly demonstrates lackadaisical cyber hygiene, finagled and Frankensteined networks, virtually unanimous absence of security operations teams and good ol’ boys club bureaucratic board members flexing little more than smoke and mirror, cyber security theatrics as their organizational defense.

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