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1 not easily aroused to action or work
  • the lazy dog just wanted to lie on the couch all day and sleep

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verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of lazy (Entry 2 of 2)

to spend time doing nothing
  • a good afternoon to spend lazying on the back porch

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Adjective

lazy, indolent, slothful mean not easily aroused to activity. lazy suggests a disinclination to work or to take trouble. take-out foods for lazy cooks indolent suggests a love of ease and a dislike of movement or activity. the heat made us indolent slothful implies a temperamental inability to act promptly or speedily when action or speed is called for. fired for being slothful about filling orders

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“Lazy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lazy. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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