Definitions for laziness
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word laziness.
inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
relaxed and easy activity
"the laziness of the day helped her to relax"
sloth, laziness, acedianoun
apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
The quality of being lazy
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Idleness; sluggishness; heaviness to action.
Etymology: from lazy.
That instance of fraud and laziness, the unjust steward, who pleaded that he could neither dig nor beg, would quickly have been brought both to dig and to beg too, rather than starve. Robert South, Sermons.
My fortune you have rescued, not only from the power of others, but from my own modesty and laziness. Dryden.
Laziness (also known as indolence) is disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to act or to exert oneself. It is often used as a pejorative; terms for a person seen to be lazy include "couch potato", "slacker", and "bludger". Related concepts include sloth, a Christian sin, and lethargy, a state of lacking energy. Despite famed neurologist Sigmund Freud's discussion of the "pleasure principle", Leonard Carmichael noted in 1954 that "laziness is not a word that appears in the table of contents of most technical books on psychology". A 1931 survey found high-school students more likely to attribute their failing performance to laziness, while teachers ranked "lack of ability" as the major cause, with laziness coming in second. Laziness is not to be confused with avolition, a negative symptom of certain mental-health issues such as depression, ADHD, ASD, sleep disorders, substance use disorders and schizophrenia.
Laziness is a state of inactivity or lack of desire to perform work, complete tasks, or make an effort. It usually entails a person’s unwillingness to exert physical or mental energy, often resulting in procrastination, idleness, or indifference. Laziness can also refer to a delay in action or progress due to preference for comfort or ease. It is generally regarded as a negative trait as it can hinder productivity and achievement.
the state or quality of being lazy
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.
The numerical value of laziness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of laziness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
We wanted to highlight we wanted the right blend of lazy and highly intellectual, the laziness means they want the least-effort approach, but the intellect will ensure it's done the right way.
There is nothing wrong about laziness. Take time to relax. Laziness is only despising if it becomes a habit.
This sacrifice is symbolic of the character of human beings - greed, laziness, stupidity and anger, the main goal is (to) balance the macro world of nature and the micro world within each human.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Dangers of laziness, inability to properly act, remoteness from the people and passive corruption hang even more acutely in front of the party, if allowed to continue then it will weaken the party's ability to govern and shake the party's basis for governing.
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- mandra, accídia, peresaCatalan, Valencian
- desidia, perezaSpanish
- leisgScottish Gaelic
- iłhóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- leń, lenistwoPolish
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