What does lackadaisical mean?

Definitions for lackadaisicalˌlæk əˈdeɪ zɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lackadaisical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dreamy, lackadaisical, languid, languorous(adj)

    lacking spirit or liveliness

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

  2. lackadaisical(adj)

    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. lackadaisical(a.)

    Lacking spirit or liveliness; lethargic; listless; languid.

  2. lackadaisical(a.)

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

  3. Origin: [From Lackadaisy, interj.]


  1. lackadaisical(Adjective)

    Showing no interest or enthusiasm.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lackadaisical(adj)

    affectedly pensive; languidly sentimental

  2. Origin: [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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Doug Larson:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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