What does lazy mean?

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ˈleɪ zilazy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lazy(adj)

    moving slowly and gently

    "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace"

  2. faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)

    disinclined to work or exertion

    "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"


  1. lazy(Adjective)

    Unwilling to do work or make an effort.

    Get out of bed, you lazy lout!

  2. lazy(Adjective)

    Requiring little or no effort.

  3. lazy(Adjective)

    Relaxed or leisurely.

    I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.

  4. lazy(Adjective)

    Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.

  5. lazy(Adjective)

    Turned so that the letter is horizontal instead of vertical.

  6. lazy(Adjective)

    Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.

    a lazy algorithm

  7. Origin: 1540, origin uncertain, but probably of origin, from lasich "lazy" from las, lasich "slack, feeble" from lasiwaz, from las-. Akin to leuzig "lazy", lasinn "limpy, tired, weak", lysu "false, evil, base". More at lush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lazy

    disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work

  2. Lazy

    inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream

  3. Lazy

    wicked; vicious


  1. Lazy

    "Lazy" is a song by Deep Purple from their 1972 album Machine Head. A live performance of the song can be found on the album Made in Japan, released later the same year. The song starts out as an instrumental, keyboardist Jon Lord plays an overdriven Hammond organ intro, followed by the main riff and with the solo swapping between him and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Vocalist Ian Gillan comes in with the vocals later in the song. He also uses harmonica both on the studio version and live. At over 7 minutes long, it is the longest track on the album, and live versions were often extended past 10 minutes. The live version on Made in Japan features a theme from Hugo Alfvén's "Swedish Rhapsody #1", played by Ritchie Blackmore as a part of his solo. Additionally, Jon Lord includes the riff from the C Jam Blues in the intro. Ritchie Blackmore would sometimes include the main riff from "Lazy" in live performances of the song "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow. Gillan defined the song as rhythm and blues. Later live performances after the band's reunion in 1984 tended to be much shorter, cutting out the intro and one of the verses. However, more recent performances with Steve Morse have gone back to the original arrangement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lazy

    lā′zi, adj. disinclined to exertion: averse to labour: sluggish: tedious.—v.i. Laze, to be lazy.—adv. Lā′zily.—ns. Lā′ziness, state or quality of being lazy; Lā′zy-bed, a bed for growing potatoes, the seed being laid on the surface and covered with earth dug out of trenches along both sides; Lā′zybones (coll.), a lazy person, an idler; Lā′zy-jack, a jack constructed of compound levers pivoted together; Lā′zy-pin′ion (see Idle-wheel).—n.pl. Lā′zy-tongs, tongs consisting of a series of diagonal levers pivoted together at the middle and ends, capable of being extended by a movement of the scissors-like handles so as to pick up objects at a distance. [M. E. lasche—O. Fr. lasche (Fr. lâche), slack, weak, base—L. laxus, loose.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'lazy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4747

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lazy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lazy in a Sentence

  1. Baby Lou:

    Lazy But Talented

  2. Helena Rubenstein:

    There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.

  3. Bob Hope:

    People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    If you are lazy to do it for yourself, then lift others.

  5. Natalie Clifford Barney:

    Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.

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