lazy

[[t]le͟ɪzi[/t]]
lazier, laziest
1) ADJ-GRADED If someone is lazy, they do not want to work or make any effort to do anything.

Lazy and incompetent police officers are letting the public down...

I was too lazy to learn how to read music.

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laziness N-UNCOUNT

Current employment laws will be changed to reward effort and punish laziness.

2) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n You can use lazy to describe an activity or event in which you are very relaxed and which you do or take part in without making much effort.

Her latest novel is perfect for a lazy summer's afternoon reading...

We would have a lazy lunch and then lie on the beach in the sun.

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lazily [[t]le͟ɪzɪli[/t]] ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Liz went back into the kitchen, stretching lazily.

3) ADJ: ADJ n If you describe something as lazy, you mean that it moves or flows slowly and gently. [LITERARY]

...a valley of rolling farms spread out along a lazy river.

...the lazy, loose grace of the born athlete.

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lazily ADV ADV with v

The Salzach river threaded its way lazily between the old city and the new.


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