Synonyms & Antonyms of laze

to spend time doing nothing
  • the kind of sultry August day that makes you want to do nothing but laze

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How does the verb laze differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of laze are idle, loaf, loll, and lounge. While all these words mean "to spend time doing nothing," laze usually implies the relaxation of a busy person enjoying a vacation or moments of leisure.

lazed about between appointments

When is idle a more appropriate choice than laze?

The words idle and laze can be used in similar contexts, but idle may be used in reference to persons that move lazily or without purpose.

idled the day away

When can loaf be used instead of laze?

The synonyms loaf and laze are sometimes interchangeable, but loaf suggests either resting or wandering about as though there were nothing to do.

she does her work and then loafs the rest of the day

When would loll be a good substitute for laze?

In some situations, the words loll and laze are roughly equivalent. However, loll also carries an implication of a posture similar to that of lounge, but places greater stress upon an indolent or relaxed attitude.

lolling on the couch

When is it sensible to use lounge instead of laze?

While in some cases nearly identical to laze, lounge, though occasionally used as equal to idle or loaf, typically conveys an additional implication of resting or reclining against a support or of physical comfort and ease in relaxation.

he lounged against the wall

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The first known use of laze was circa 1592

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“Laze.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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